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No. 3136. Price Five Cents 


Benjamin Oraines, Commissioner 


"Time is now passing, its moments are few" .... but ere the Old Year departs there is opportunity of ending the old life and 

starting anew— with God. Why not do it now? 





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A FINE young num. a 
preacher, sat in mv den the 
other day and talked of 
his plans. Ho had boon in 
sevi-ral pari: h'. :• wlune the Kf'ii'U' 
was i-iunh. It was tin 1 spirit in 
which mv vuuiii; friend had wad-'d 
through his ditlirultio.s that lid to 
his call to (his other charge where 
tie had tu deal with it different peo- 
ple who were iH<t keen to undergo 
;'n injunction of spiritual energy, 
and the young pastor's enthusiasm. 
"How long do you expect to 
stiiv?" I asked. 

"I would like to stay at least six 
years," he replied. "It's no picnic; 

EVKKY difficulty overcome by 
faitli is "bread" — streiiffth anil 
nourishment— to the child of God. 

Hudson Taylor. 

but T believe I can do this hard job. 
and would like to have a chance to 
prove my faith." 

This is something new, I thought, 
in these days when men want to be 
on the move to higher places. There 
have heen complaints in my mail 
lately from several Christian* work- 
ers who are dissatisfied because 
promotions arc' so slow in corning; 
whose "unusual abilities" (?) don't 
seem to be recognized. One couple, 
in particular, quit a charge where 
they weren't doing much, for an- 
other where they seem to be doing 
even less. They tell rue now who 
is to blame for this. But I wonder. 

ONE who has anything to do with 
Christian work to-day cannot 
fail to be impressed by the restless- 
ness of those who "make religion 
their business." The whole frame- 
work of religious administration is 
being shaken for "new approaches" 
to the age-old, God-inspired evan- 
gelism to all the world and to every 
creature. But these modern ap- 
proaches seem to have poor results. 
Only one service a week is well 
attended. Children drift away from 
Sunday Schools too early or are 
never drawn into them; and there's 
a spirit of complacent indifference 
among the people that has no place 
in sturdy religious healthfulness. 
The big men sit on planning com- 
mittees and make the headlines, 
while some of the little fellows look 
on with envy and fret to go up or 
go out — want to do something dif- 
ferent; feel that they are not get- 
ting anywhere. 

Rank poison, this kind of think- 

AS I see it, work for the King- 
dom isn't just a "career"; it's a 
consecration. We are not in it prim- 
arily for glory or for money. 
We are trying to save souls. I like 
the way my friend, the young 
preacher, snatched at his job as a 
challenge. He had something hard 
to do and wanted to be left alone to 
do it successfully. Praise God for 
his kind. 

An Officer in this Army said to 
me not long ago: "All I ask of my 
leaders is to let me alone and give 
me a chance to do mv job. I'll give 
itall I have." This Officer is win- 
ning souls the hard way, but is 
happy about it. He visits the sick, 
cheers the lonely, feeds the hungry, 
prays with the dying and buries 
the dead — most of them outcasts. 
He finds his abundant reward in 
the results of his labors. 

Without ambition? Don't you 

believe it! Hut his ambition is the 
inspired, driving sort that yearns to 
bring the Saviour and the needy 
ones together. Everybody loves 

Unrest may be born of a willing- 
ness to do our work only according 
to a blueprint drawn by someone 
in responsible authority. But during 
a life-time spent in carrying out 
orders issued by my superiors, I 
never knew a buss to find fault with 
a man who studied his job for new 
possibilities and had s'tull' enough, 
in him !o make them click. Doing 
the unexpected thing, giving it the 
extra shove to put it over, is what, 
makes our chiefs sit up and take 
notice — and also brings its own re- 
ward by giving us the feeling that 
we are important right where we 

IN this work of ours, top men may 
sit. in swivel chairs and think; 
this, too. is necessary: but it's the 
little fellow out among the people 
who knows the .supreme joy of 
sticking with a lost soul until" it is 
safely in the keeping of his Master. 
It's the little fellow who listens 

while a grateful soul says: "But for 
vou I would be lost." 

It's the Officer or Preacher who 
touches elbows with the people — 
the rich and the poor, the young and 
the old, the sick and the dying, the 
disheartened and the desolate — he 
who is compelling them to come in 
from the highways and the hedges — 
ves, he it is who feels the hand of a 
grateful God upon his weary head 
in blessing. Maybe he's the top man, 
after all. 

MY advice to the young people 
who wrote me of dissatisfaction 
with their work was: "If you have 
become tired of the place in which 
you serve the Kingdom, leave it 
long enough to go out and point 
some castoff soul to the One who 
alone can make him a new creature. 
The joy of it will be enough to 
make you want to search for jewels 
in the scrap heaps of life, where 
there isn't any applause — only the 
love of grateful hearts made clean 
in the Blood of the Lamb. 

And this will be promotion — not 

In all my varied experiences dur- 

December 30, 1944 

tF all my pain and all my tears, 
J- And all that 1 have learned 

throughout the years 
Could make one perfect song 
To lift some fallen head, 
To light some darkened mind, 
I should feel that not in vain 
I served mankind. 


AN aged Scot told his minister 
that he was about to make a 
pilgrimage to the Holy Land. 

"And when I'm there," said the 
pilgrim complacently, "I'll read the 
Ten Commandments aloud frae the 
top o' Mount Sinai." 

The minister looked him square 
in the eye and said, "Sandy, tak' my 
advice; bide at hame, and keep 

ing thirty-four years of service in 
His name there has never been the 
joy that came to my soul when I 
knelt at the bedside of a dying hu- 
man being in a windowless base- 
ment room in the foulest slum sec- 
tion of New York City, and heard a 
depraved wreck of a man say: 
"God is good to me. He has forgiven 
my sins." I went out from there to a 
Turkish bath, but I saw that man 
die, "whiter than snow," in the 
asms of his Saviour. Those who do 
not go to the outcasts do not get 
chances like that, do they? 

It's no small thing to be "a good 
doorkeeper in the house of the 
Lord. Aren't we taught that dear 
old Peter, one of Christ's intimates, 
is keeper of The Gate? 



SUNDAY: Behold, for your iniquities 
have ye sold yourselves. — I*;iiah o 0:1. 

The statement is one which few, 
even now, care to hear: that the 
will to sin allows a stronger force 
— in this case, destructive — to con- 
trol. As in Romans 6:10: "Know ye 
not, that to whom ye yield your- 
selves servants to obey, his servants 
ye are to whom ye obey; whether of 
sin unto death, or of obedience unto 

For good or ill, the choice is mine; 

Against me, earth and hell com- 

But on my side is potcer Divine. 

MONDAY: Blessed ore they that have 
not seen, and yet have believed. 

John 20:23. 

To be able to state that victory is 
a present fact while suffering con- 
tinuous warfare, is an act of su- 
preme faith. A missionary in China 
wrote: "Bombing again to-day and 
cannons last night. It may be we'll 
be on the road soon. Who can tell? 
Anyway, it's 'chins up,' for Faith is 
the Victory, AND WE HAVE THAT. 

Faith, mighty faith, the promise 

And looks to that alone. 

TUESDAY: Whosoever hateth his bro- 
ther Is a murderer; and ye know that no 
murderer hath eternal life abiding in 
him.— 1 John 3:15. 

There is no reason in pacifying 
our conscience by protests against 
the crimes of our enemies, while we 
admit into our own hearts and our 
own society a germ of the same 

Lord, banish strife and variance, 
Knit sundered aims in one, 

And bind us nil together 
I)i love to Thy dear Son, 

WEDNESDAY: But whoso hath this 
world's good, and seeth his brother have 
need, and shutteth up his bowels of com- 
passion from him, how dwelleth the love 
of God in him?— 1 John 3:17. 

"How," "whoso" are words which 
should compel a severe examina- 
tion of our own hearts, through the 
lense of the Spirit of Truth. This 
might reveal startling selfishness, 
infiltrated until, imperceptibly, the 
heart has been hardened. 

I would be friend of all — the poor, 
the friendless; 

I would be giving, and forget the 

THURSDAY: These things I have 
spoken unto you, that in Me ye might 
have peace. — John 1G :33. 

Prime Minister Churchill once 
sounded a warning note to this 
cracking world by stating that there 
is no need for a new order, only a 
true application of the doctrines of 
the Man of Galilee. He has also 
made known that Christianity is the 
"Rock on which we build." 

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No. 3136. Price Five Cents TORONTO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1944 

God send us men whose aim 'twill 
To make the word of love their 
And to live out the laws of Christ 
In every thought and word and 

God send us men with hearts 
All truth to love, all wrong to 
These are the patriots nations 
These are the bulwarks of the 

FRIDAY: I pray not that Thou should- 
est take them out of the world, but that 
Thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 

John 17:15. 

The element, argon, is so named 
because it is an inert gas which re- 
fuses to combine with other ele- 
ments, so that its only activity in 
the universe consists of a mere ex* 
istence. Unless there is retention of 
Spirit-filled personality while yet 
we mingle with unbelievers, we do 
not fulfil our purpose, and life be- 
comes a mere existence without its 
desired effect on the godless. 

O Son of Man who walked each 

Life's crowded road; teach us Thy 

SATURDAY: By the Grace of God, I 
am what I ami— 1 Cor. 15:10. 

If Paul, who said he had been the 
chief of sinners, could so testify, 
why should any sinner despair? 
Free and eternal forgiveness is for 
all who will seek it through Jesus, 
our Redeemer. 
Can it be true, the Grace He is 
O let us trust Him, for His 
words are fair. 
Man, what is this, and why art 
thou despairing? 
God shall forgive thee all but 
thy despair. 

December 30, 1944 




Then "Depart from Evil, and Do GoocT 

Serve the Lord with Fear 

and Reverence 

"What man is he that de- 
sireth life, and loveth many 
days, that he may see good? 
Keep thy tongue from evil, 
and thy lips from speaking 
guile. Depart from evil, and do 
good; seek peace, and pursue 
it."— Psalm 34:12-14. 

H\\TtlAT man is he that desir- 
yw eth life, and loveth many 
days, that he may see 
good?" That is an old-world 
question dealing with a persist- 
ent problem, but I want to read 
it without the Old Testament limita- 
tions. We have the same problem, 
but we perhaps give it a slightly 
different expression. "What man is 
he that desireth life?" Who wants to 
truly live, to be thoroughly alive, 
to be lifted above the plane of mere 
existence, and placed in conditions 
of amazing vitality and fertility? 
"And i loveth many days?" What 
man -is he that desireth a large life, 
a life of spacious activities, of grand 
persistence and continuity? 

"That he may see good." What 
man is he that desireth a life that 
will extract the real "good" out of 
things, that will gather the honey in 
the hidden places, that will discover 
the essences in experiences, and get 
the marrow out of trifling and ap- 
parently inconsiderable events. That 
is the modern statement of the prob- 
lem. Who desires to be really alive, 
abounding in vital energy, possessed 
of such fine perceptions as will ex- 
plore all the affairs of life, and dis- 
cern their secret treasure? In what 


lips from speaking guile." 
On the one side is theology, 
on the other side is moral- 
ity. The one expresses a 
certain relationship to God, 
and the other a certain 
relationship to man. And 
between these two, rising 
out of them, as though from them it 
received its nutriment, emerges the 
life of blessedness with its percep- 
tion of the finest issues in creation. 


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Dr. J. H. Jowctt 

And therefore the blessed life is like 
a plant with a twofold root — one 
root reaching away into union with 
God, and the other root embedded 
in pure fellowship with man. Let 
us look at the two roots. 

"The fear of the Lord." Now, fear 
is not fearfulness. In seeking an in- 
terpretation of the word we must 
put aside all ideas of terror, of 
trembling servitude, of cringing ser- 
vility. If the content included any 
element of terror, the spiritual life 
would be a doleful bondage; but 
there are strange conjunctions in 
the Word of God which make this 
interpretation impossible. 

Godly Fear and Rejoicing 

What an amazing companionship 
is to be found in these words: 

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"To bind up the broken-hearted 
To give joy for mourning, 
To give praise for heaviness, 
And to give beauty for ashes." 

Above all, He came "to seek and to save that 
which was lost" and "to save them to the uttermost 
that come unto God by Him." 


1. Repent — that is, be sorry you have sinned, be 
ready to forsake sin, and wherever able, to put right 
any wrongs you have done to God or man. 

2. Ask God in the name of Jesus to forgive you. 

3. Believe that He hears and answers your 

4. Confess boldly that you have begun to serve 
God, and at once take up some active service for 
His cause. 

can we And the Life of Blessedness, 
full, spacious and refined? 

The Psalmist's setting of the prob- 
lem is not without its suggestion. 
The statement of the spacious life 
of blessedness, extracting the secret 
flavors and essences of things, is 
placed in a very significant context. 
On the one hand, we have "the fear 
of the Lord"; on the other hand. 
"Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy 

"Serve the Lord with fear and re- 
joice!" The significance of the pas- 
sage is just this: that whatever the 
fear of the Lord may be, it is con- 
sistent with the presence of a cease- 
less joy. Fear is a disposition which 
can lodge in the same heart with 
delight. The same suggestion is con- 
veyed to us by many passages in the 
writings of the Apostle Paul. In the 
Epistle to the Philippians he empha- 

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sizes and re-emphasizes the duty of 
rejoicing, and yet almost in the same 
breath he enjoins his readers to 
"work out their salvation with fear 
and trembling." Fear, therefore, is 
not synonymous with terror, for ter- 
ror is never the companion of joy. 

WHAT, then, can be the inner 
suggestion of the phrase, "The 
fear of the Lord"? Let us make an 
inquest into the word. The primary 
significance of the term is allied to 
our conception of reverence. Now 
reverence implies perception; oer- 
ception further implies sensitive- 
ness; and in this last word I think 
we touch the essential content of 
the Biblical word "fear." The "fear 
of the Lord" is sensitiveness to- 
wards the Lord. It is the opposite 
of hardness, unfeelingness, benumb- 
ment. The soul that fears God lies 
exposed before Him in a sensitive- 
ness that discerns His most silent 
approach. The life is like a sensi- 
tive plate exposed to the light, and 
it records the faintest ray. "The fear 
of the Lord is the beginning of wis- 

SENSITIVENESS towards God is 
the beginning of wisdom, Sensi- 
tiveness in music is the beginning 
of musical ability; sensitiveness in 
art is the beginning of artistic com- 
petence. Sensitiveness towards God 
is the beginning of expertness in 
the knowledge and doings of God. 
"The fear of the Lord is a fountain 
of life." This sensitiveness is spoken 
of as the beginning, as the fountain 
out of which all riper issues are 
to proceed. 

. This sensitiveness towards God is 
one of the roots of the blessed life. 
To thrill to His faintest breathings, 
to hear the still small Voice, to 
catch the first dim light of new 
revelations, to be exquisitely re- 
sponsive to the movements of the 
Father, this is the great primary 
rootage of a full and blessed life. 

We turn now to the second sug- 
gestion of the roots and sources of 
the blessed life; "Keep thy tongue 
from evil and thy lips from speak- 
ing guile." This appears to be a 
startling descent from the high 
plane on which we have just been 
moving. To pass from the august re- 
lationship with God to the controll- 
ing of one's speech appears to be 
an amazing leap. It is stupendously 
significant that in disclosing the 
secrets of the blessed life the 
Psalmist should immediately turn to 
control of the tongue. 

Speech and Influence 

Our speech is so often destructive 
of our blessedness. All speech has a 
reflex influence. Poison - soaked 
speech has first of all poisoned the 

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speaker. Every word we speak re- 
coils upon the speaker's heart, and 
leaves its influence, either in grace 
or disfigurement. Therefore, "keep 
thy tongue from evil." Hold it in 
severe restriction. Venom that 
passes out also seeps in . . . "and 
thy lips from speaking guile." This 
is only a slight variation of the for- 
mer word. Where the lips are 
treacherous, the heart is ill at ease. 
Where the lips are untrue, the heart 
abounds in suspicion. Where the lips 
have spoken the lie, the heart is 
afraid of exposure. How, then, can 
there be blessedness where there is 
dread? How can there be a quiet 
and fruitful happiness where poison 
is impairing the higher powers? 

"Depart from evil." Turn from it. 
Regard thyself in revolt. Rebel, and 
remove thyself. Don't play with un- 
cleanness. Don't touch it with thy 
finger. Don't hold conversation con- 
cerning it, for there are some things 
of which it is a "shame even to 
speak." The best way to effect a 
permanent divorce from, evil is to 
exercise one's self in active good. 

<<QEEK peace and pursue it." Not 

O the peace of quietness; not, at 
any rate, the quietness of still 
machinery, but perhaps the smooth- 
ness of machinery at work. We have 
to live together in families, in 
societies, in nations, in races. To 
seek peace is to seek the smooth 
workings of this complicated fel- 
lowship. We are to labor for right 
adjustments, equitable fellowships. 
We are to get the gravel and the grit 
out of the fine machinery. We are to 
rid human fellowship of its envy 
and jealousy and thoughtlessness 
and ill-will. 

Fellowship With the King 

"Seek peace and pursue it." We 
are not to give up the search be- 
cause we are not immediately suc- 
cessful. We are to "pursue" the 
great aim, to chase it with all the 
eagerness of a keen hunter, deter- 
mined not to relax the search until 
the mighty end is gained. 

Here, then, are some of the secrets 
of the blessed life — the sensitive 
union with God and a clean and 
self-sacrificing fellowship with man. 
With conversation sanctified, and 
conduct purified, and in our daily 
life the very ministry of the Cross, 
and above all, holding high and 
ceaseless fellowship with the King, 
we shall know the preciousness and 
the glory of the blessed life I 
* • • 

Life alone is found in Jesus, 
Only there 'tis offered thee; 

Offered without price or money, 
'Tis the Gift of God, sent free! 


December 30, 1944 


The Territorial Commander Conducts Stimulating Meetings Canadian Salvationist Overseas Describes Heroic 

at St. Catharines and Welland 

TWO Ontario centres, both in 
tin- Hamilton Division, were 
visited by the Territorial 
Commander, CommiwioniM' 
B. Orames. on Sunday. December 
it'i; Si. Catharines, in the luoniinu. 
ami Wi'Il.iiul ;it tni.'ht. The Oil'ieer.-; 
and comrades of the Corps wore en- 
couraged and inspired by tin; mes- 
sages given, ami the work received 
a fresh impetus at both places. 

Accompany ing tin. 1 Com tnissione r 
were the Divisional Commander, 
I. ieut. -Colonel H. Ritchie, and Mrs. 
Ritchie, who with the respective 
Corps Officers gave support 
throughout the fin v. 

The Holiness meeting at St. Cath- 
arines was in tin: nature of a 
"family gathering," the Young Peo- 
ple'.-; Hall being utilized for the 
occasion as a new heating plant — 
not quite completed because uf the 
prevailing labor shortage — was not 
yet in use. 

Addressing the company, which 
fully occupied the Young People's 
Hall, the Commissioner spoke from 
his heart of the duties and privil- 
eges of God's people and urged 
them to let nothing hinder them 
from being fully given up to the 
Divine will. 

Lieut. -Colonel Ritchie and Mrs. 
Ritchie, Mrs. Major Eaeott (on fur- 
lough from China, assisting the 
Songster Brigade), and the Corps 
Officers, Major and Mrs. A. Green, 
took part in the meeting. The Com- 
missioner was cordially entertained 
during his visit by Brother and 


Enthusiastic Public Meeting 
Concludes Campaign 

DURING the Ingathering meeting 
held in connection with the re- 
cent Red Shield Home Front Cam- 
paign in Montreal, Mr. H, A. Crcs- 
well, Chairman of the Campaign, 
announced that the objective had 
been reached and a substantial 
surplus registered. Some of the re- 
turns were not yet in. 

The Divisional Commander, 
Lieut-Colonel G. Best, expressed 
The Army's thanks to all who had 
taken part in the effort, and in re- 
ferring to progress of the Organi- 
zation in the metropolis, mentioned 
a proposal shortly to establish an 
Eventide Home, thus adding the 
most easterly link to the chain of 
similar Homes stretching across the 

Other speakers who voiced ap- 
preciation of the eiiort of those 
assisting in the Campaign, included 
Colonel A. A. Magee, C.B.K., D.S.O., 
E.D., K.C., Mr. A. Ballantyne, Mrs. 
R. G. Gilbride, leader of the 
Women's Division, and Brigadier P. 
Forbes, the Campaign Director. 
Several Officers also took part. 

The Citadel Band and Songster 
Brigade provided the music for this 
enjoyable evening. 

Sister Lewis, the latter being one 
of Hie Corps' best workers. 

Having m mind the forthcoming 
Company Meeting Advance effort, 
the Commissioner devoted the after- 
noon to the young people, his mes- 
sage bringing encouragement and 
inspiration to the Company Meet- 
ing attendants and workers alike, 

WELLAND, famous for the canal 
of that name, and a busy port 
city, was the scene of Sunday eve- 
ning meeting, the Commissioner 
being accompanied on the journey 
thither hv the Divisional Comman- 
der and Mrs. Lieut. -Colonel Ritchie. 

Comrades and friends, who fill- 
ed the Citadel, greeted the Com- 
missioner whj>, following brief and 
fitting words of introduction by the 
Divisional Commander, referred to 
the newly-renovated Hall and ex- 
terior, enhanced by much-improved 
lighting facilities. 

A bright, uplifting Salvation 
meeting followed the opening exer- 
cises, reference being made later to 
the work of Bandmaster F. Holling- 
worth and newly - commissioned 
members of the Band, which com- 
bination is making marked progress 
in the Corps. 

Speaking from a challenging Old 
Testament passage, the Commis- 
sioner, in his Salvation message, 
laid forceful stress upon the great 
need of the world to-day— the need 
uf men and women seeking, finding 
and serving Christ. The speaker, 
from his book of experience gained 
from different parts of the world, 
drew many striking and helpful 
illustrations, to which the audience 
gave undivided attention. 

The truths from God's Word, and 
the invitation to seek the Saviour, 
were as seeds sown in fruitful soil; 
conviction was present and much 
lasting good was accomplished. The 
visit proved a great stimulus and 
blessing to the comrades and friends 
of the Corps, of which Major and 
Mrs. F. Tilley are in charge. 


Impressive Event at Windsor 
Grace Hospital 

TWENTY-TWO probationer.- at 
Windsor Grace Hospital re- 
ceived their caps recently at an im- 
pressive ceremony conducted by 
Brigadier A. Brett, Hospital Super- 
intendent. The probation period 
has now been raised to four months. 
After the opening song, Brigadier 
Brett offered prayer, following 
which she read the solemn Charge 
to Probationers. 

As the class knelt, Major D. Barr, 
Assistant Superintendent, placed a 
cap on each member, being assisted 
by the senior and intermediate 
nurses. Meanwhile, Miss Betty 
Brown, accompanied by Major 
Grace Keeling, sang a lovely song 
of consecration, adding greatly to the 
(Continued in column 4) 

Labors of Red Shield Supervisors in Italy 


I FOUND Padie (Major) Neil War- 
rander deep in the fastnesses ot 
the now-famous Gothic line, 

through which Canadian and 
British Troops have been heroically 
battling against a tenacious enemy 
and a terrifying terrain of moun- 
tains and gorges. 

Our jeep— Force Director (Adju- 
tant) Alf. Shnester and Supervisor 
Wilf. Snciwdcn were with me— had 
just approached the edge of a moun- 
tain village, when we descried a car 
of kindred ilk bearing the word 
"Chaplain" scrawled in broad white 
lettering across its face below the 
windshield. It had a tarpaulin affair 
stretched over its rear and extend- 
ing behind for some distance, giving 
a sort of "covered waggon" effect. 
I found afterwards that Padre War- 
rander uses this contraption as an 
ambulance and that he has done a 
lot of fine Front-line work with it. 

Weird and Wonderful Situations 

We did not have far to look to 
find the Padre. In fact, his voice 
betrayed his whereabouts, issuing 
from what once was a German 
army hut. We went behind and 
found the entrance. Inside were 
twenty or more Canadian soldiers, 
some seated on upturned boxes, 
others standing, all listening intent- 
ly to what their Padre had to say. 
The short, to-the-point sermon fin- 
ished, the little crowd sang a hymn 
which was followed by the bene- 
diction. Slowly the khaki audience 
sauntered out, back to their jobs, 
for Sunday or not the war must go 
on. Church parades are not limited 
to Sundays, so Padre Warrander in- 
formed me after our greetings were 
over. "You hold them whenever and 
wherever you can," and in the 
course of his experiences with our 
men as they have fought their way 
up through Italy, he has held his 
services in some wierd and wonder- 
ful situations — and found God no 
respecter of places. 

Major Warrander took us up for- 
ward to his mess, forward over 
those towering Appenine peaks, the 
road winding and twisting like a 
gigantic cobra. In places the re- 
treating enemy had blasted the road 
quite a way, and our engineers— all 
praise to them! — had built a new 
one in such places, laying it snugly 
against the side of the cliff. One 

wondered how it stayed there; 
whether it might not at any mo- 
ment drop down into the chasm be- 
low. Clouds circled the heights, and 
once or twice we nearly ran into 
them, so high did we pass. Thus we 
pushed on through mud, mountains 
and mist. We passed pitiful little 
groups of peasants, dislodged from 
their homes by war and driven 
hither and yon with the few prec- 
ious possessions they had been able 
to salvage from the wreckage. Fin- 
ally we reached the village and the 
Italian home in which the mess was 
situated. Before the fire-place in 
the living room we sat, sipped tea, 
chatted, and then set forth on the 
return journey. A blasted village 
this, a front-line town in truth. 

To say Canadian boys in Italy 
appreciate their padres is putting 
it mildly. Whatever regard they 
might have for "religion" in "civvy 
street," up here at the front they 
respect the man who shares life 
with them, who both preaches and 
lives the Gospel, who stands by 
them when they are in" danger — and 
who ministers to them when they 
are dying. 

Often has Major Warrander done 
this, and often laid them away in a 
tiny plot of ground on a lonely 
Italian hillside, tenderly marking 
the place with a white cross, then 
writing words of consolation and 
hope to the loved ones back home. 
I saw those Canadian cemeteries, 
saw them near Cassino, saw them 
up at the front, rows of white 
crosses dotting the length of Italy, 
where our brave dead lie. 

I join a multitude in paying tri- 
bute to Padre Neil Warrander and 
his comrade padres of all denom- 
inations, who toil on the world's 
battle-fronts, in step with their 
men, sharing their hardships and 
dangers, giving manly words of 
spiritual confidence and cheerful 
handclasps when the days are dour, 
all in the name of our blessed Lord. 

(Continued from column 2) 
effectiveness of the ceremony. Major 
Barr offered the dedicatory prayer. 
A copy of the Charge was pre- 
sented to each member of the class 
as they left the lecture hall, re- 
splendent in their new - found 
crowning glory, signifying their 
outward acceptance into the Train- 
ing School. 


Major and Mrs. E. Johnson to Retire From Active Officership 

D X^M^randMrs Emfn lf te Mn Pat Buras ' who afterwards 
x-' tne you, Major and Mrs. Liwm became a warm friend of The Army 

and contributed substantial dona- 

Johnson, Toronto, have given faith 
ful and appreciated service over a 
long period of years. The Major's 
present appointment is in connec- 
tion with the War Services Head- 
The Major, at the time of his con- 
version at Calgary 
Citadel Corps, was 
e m'p 1 o y e d as a 
rider on a large 
Alhertan ranch, 
and the change in 
his life was such 
that it made a deep 
impression on the 
ranch owner, the 


Mr. H. A, Cresswell, 
Red Shield Home 
Front Chairman, 
Montreal, is shown 
announcing the suc- 
cessful results of the 
recent effort in the 
metropolis. The Di- 
visional Commander. 
Lieut.-Colonel G. Best, 
and Brifladier P. 
Forbes, Campaign Di- 
rector, are also on the 

tions towards its work. 

Later the young ranchman enter- 
ed the old Sherbourne Street Train- 
ing College from Red Deer, as a 
Ladet m the original "Dauntless" 
Session. His first Corps was Simcoe, 
ont., followed by other Field ap- 
pointments in Ontario. For some 
years after the first great war, he 
gave service at military hostels in 
ioronto London, and Chatham, fol- 
cf W ,i * by Field appointments at 
Stellarton and Springhill, N.S. 

t In r 19 ? 2 ' the Ma i° r was appointed 
to Montreal where he gave valuable 
service as cashier in the Immigra- 
tion Department over a period of 
years, followed by Field appoint- 
ments in Ontario and a period at 
Montreal Men's Social Department, 
tie was appointed to the War Serv- 
L4 S ' £ e P aTt ment, Toronto, soon 
conflict be S innin R °f the present 
Mrs. Johnson (Captain Dina Par- 
snrt C hTf e ° U l° f North S y dn ey. N.S., 
cellent service m Corps appoint- 
ed m Wes tern and Extern 

December 30, 1944 



1 - 9 - 4 - 4 

A Rapid Review of Events During 
the Year 


LL beautiful, the march 
of days" has finally 
brought the year 1944 to 
its inevitable conclusion. 
The seasons have waxed and waned; 
time, like a stream, has glided swift- 
ly away; the fugitive moments have 
refused to linger. None can claim to 
have been entirely free from sor- 
row, pain or corroding care. The 
year has been heavy with hopes and 
fears, smiles and tears; yet the 
mercy and grace of God have been 
faithful from sun to sun, and hope 
for brighter days continues to bloom 
resilient in the human breast. 

In spite of the fact that Canada 
has been struggling through its fifth 
year of war, The Army has suc- 
cessfully maintained its program 
of spiritual and social service activi- 
ties; indeed, it has made giant 
strides in many directions, notably 
in relation to Red Shield and Social 
Service work. 

In Army circles the year was 
made memorable by the fact that it 
marked the centenary of the con- 
version of William Booth, the Foun- 
der, and in many parts of the world, 
Canada included, the anniversary 
was celebrated in great meetings 
and important gatherings. 

Notable among the latter events 
was a service in the Empire's most 
famous cathedral, St. Paul's, in 
London, where Dean Matthews 
spoke of William Booth as a "Sol- 
dier of God." General G. L. Car- 
penter and other ranking Officers 
took part in the proceedings, and 
the International Staff Band ac- 
companied the singing of "O Bound- 
less Salvation." 

At frequent intervals during the 
year The Army received public 
commendation from royalty and 
recognition by civic leaders of 
many types. Especially was this so 
in relation to its service to the men 
and women of the armed forces, 
both within the confines of the Em- 
pire and on all the world's battle- 
fronts. Stories of heroism connected 
with this work have seeped back 
from the various fronts, but it will 

be a long time before the full chap- 
ter of valorous service by Red 
Shield personnel can be written. It 
is a matter of record that many 
centres have been bombed, and 
some members of the staff have 
been killed. 

During the year a large number of 
Corps throughout the Dominion of 
Canada celebrated the fiftieth and 
sixtieth anniversaries of their open- 
ing. The exercises included tributes 
from civic leaders who expressed 
sincere appreciation of the many 
years of service given to the com- 

Canada had four great Congresses 
in 1944. The Territorial Comman- 
der was in command at two centres 

Upper: Representing 
numerous new Red 
Shield activities a 
large Leave Camp 
was opened in North 
Ireland for Canadian 
Naval personnel. A 
happy group of 
guests s shown 

Left: Among the 
many Social Serv- 
ice Work advances 
in the Territory., a 
new wing was add- 
ed to The Army's 
Hospital in Mont- 
real. The Territor- 
ial Commander, 
Commissioner B. 

Orames, is shown 
speaking at the 
opening ceremony 

In London a historic service commemor- 
ating The Army Founder's Conversion 
Centenary was held in St. Paul's Cathe- 
dral. Salvationists, representing the In- 
ternational Army, are seen marching to- 
ward the famous edifice 

— Toronto and Montreal; the Chief 
Secretary led those at Vancouver 
and Winnipeg. An esteemed visitor 
was Lieut. -Colonel Dr, Wm. Noble, 
of India. 

An outstanding event of the Con- 
gress season was the visit of the 
Chief of the Staff, Commissioner C. 
Baugh, who spent a few days in To- 
ronto before crossing the border for 
an extensive tour in the United 
States. Stressing the keeping up "of 
spiritual standards, the visitor also 
told of The Army's war work on 
many fronts and the heroism of the 
people of the Homeland in connec- 
tion with the mounting tragedies 
of the war. 

The Territory responded nobly to 
the Territorial Commander's desire 
for an intensive soul-saving cam- 
paign, known as the "I'll Fight!" 
Campaign. Earlier in the year the 
second part of the "Forward to 
Victory" Campaign had been car- 
ried through to a successful con- 

The year also saw the commis- 
sioning of the "Liberty"' Session of 
Cadets, in training at the William 
Booth Memorial Officers' Training 
College, and the welcoming of the 
"Fearless" Session. 

One of the outstanding events of 
the year was the General's state- 
ment of The Army's share in world 
war relief, radiated in English by 
the British Broadcasting Corpora- 
tion and repeated in twenty-five 
languages. Salvationists throughout 
the Empire also joined the praying 
multitudes in response to the King's 
call for prayer for God's guidance 
and blessing on the United Nations. 
Territorial Headquarters Officers in 
Toronto occupied a section of the 
City Hall steps during a special 
Service of Intercession on the King's 
Birthday, Commissioner B. Orames 
taking part. The Army was also 
prominent during a series of civic 
services held the same week. 

During the year scores of Hostels, 
Hostess Houses, Rehabilitation Cen- 
tres, Canteens and other services 
for men and women of the armed 
forces were opened on the Home 
and overseas fronts. Of importance 
in the Social Service program have 
been the opening and dedication of 
Eventide Homes, and a new wing 
added to the Catherine Booth Hos- 
pital, Montreal. Other Hospitals are 
planning similar additipns, and a 
new Grace Hospital, on a new site, 
(Continued on page 12) 


„ _„ „— M — «— »-— «—- ■"— * n — ' ' w *" **"& 

RITE on : : : 

Varied Themes 

THE first time v.'e hear of Satan 
is when he took upon himself 
tho form of a serpent and per- 
suaded Eve to oat, of the forbidden 
tree, Adam, however, sin nod know- 
ingly, with the eyes of his under- 
standing open, lie ehnst.' sin. "And 
Adam was not deceived, but the 
woman, bcinj; beguiled, hath fallen 
into transgression" (2 Cor. 11:3; 
1 Timothy' 2:14). 

The existence of Satan is but 
gradually revealed in Holy Writ. 
The symbol of a serpent is followed 
down tho years of the patriarchal 
period in which the .source of Evil 
is represented as having this form. 
It is not until the Book of Job that 
wo find distinct mention of Satan 
( the Adversary) when he came also 
to present himself before Ihe Lord. 
He is mentioned seven times in 
the second chapter of Job. "And the 
Lord said unto Satan, From whence 
comest thou? And Satan answered 
the Lord, and said, From going to 
and fro in the earth, and from walk- 
ing up and down in it," The Bible 
tells of bis nature: "the spirit that 
now worketh in the children of 
disobedience"; the prince, or ruler, 
of the demons, having angels sub- 
ject to him (Matt. 25:41; Rev. 
12:7-9). These, and many other pas- 
sages, should be studied carefully 
so that we may be on our guard 
against our Number One enemy, 
that old serpent, the Devil. 

Leader of a Host 

God's Word tells us that he is the 
leader of a host of evil spirits who 
take part in his evil work and for 
whom the "everlasting fire" is pre- 
pared. Of their origin and fall we 
know no more than we do of their 
leader. In Ephesiaris 6:12 they are 
described as "principalities, pow- 
ers, rulers of the darkness of this 
world, and spiritual wickedness in 
high places," fighting against the 
soul of man. 

In God's last word to man — the 
Book of Revelation, 12:7-9 — they, 
the evil spirits, are spoken of as al- 
lies of the dragon, "that old serpent 


"Present yourself unto God." — 
Romans 6:12. 

ARE you planning to give pres- 
ents for the New Year? Do you 
want to give the very best? Would 
it be too costly a gift to present 
yourself to God? 

Perhaps self doesn't seem a very 
lovely thing to offer. There is so 
much unworthinoss, unkindness and 
insincerity. A jeweller takes a 
rough, unpolished stone and shapes 
and sets it, and it is a beautiful gem. 
So too, our Father can take our 
unlovely selves and make them 
beautiful and useful in His service. 
If we give the best we have to God, 
it means we will always have the 
best to give to other people, for 
what have an v of your friends ever 
given that was greater than love, 
joy, kindliness and courage? 

Even if you just lent yourself to 
God for this period, think how 
many people you might make hap- 
pier! But then who ever heard of 
loan gifts? Suppose we make of 
ourselves the truest kind of New 
Year's presents! 

"Just as I am, young, strong 
and free, 

"To be the best that I can be, 

For truth and righteousness and 

Lord of my life, I come." 

*£'k® ±§aa<i 

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called the Devil, and Satan," who 
warred against Michael and his an- 
gels, ;t iid' were defeated and cast 
out uf heaven, with their leader. 
This archenemy has some twenty- 
eight names ascribed to him in the 
Scriptures, and none without deep 
significance?. Jesus, in John's Gospel, 
calls him a "wolf." 

Satan's Endeavors 

From the beginning Satan strove 
to corrupt the whole of mankind, 
and he succeeded to the extent that 
only one family was untainted. That 
was the family of Noah, who was 
"perfect in his generation" (Gen. 
6:9). All down tin: ages the "accuser 
uf the brethren" has attempted to 
destroy God's great plan for the 
Salvation of the world. An attempt 
was made in Exodus 1 to cast into 
the river every son born to the 
Children of Israel, thus making the 
birth of the "Seed of the woman" 
impossible. We see another attempt 
to break up the royal line by de- 
stroying all the seed royal, but God 
intervened and Joash was saved, 
having been hidden in a bedcham- 
ber bv his nurse, so that Atha-liah 
slew him not (2 Ch. 22:1). 

In the; book of Esther we see an- 
other diabolical attempt to destroy 
the whole nation. For his purpose 
the Devil used Hainan's pride, but 
God again frustrated the plot and 
the Devil was defeated (Esther 6:1). 
At length the long-looked for event 
of Christ's birth arrived and the 
Seed of the woman entered the 

world. Herod was Satan's tool this 
time (Matt. 2:4). He slew all the 
babes in Bethlehem, and in all the 
coasts, from two years old and un- 
der. Again Heaven interfered and 
defeated his cruel designs. 

We know of the awful blight of 
sin that came upon the entire hu- 
man race as the result of Adam's 
disobedience. We now have another 
picture before us. John tells us that 
the coming of Jesus, the Son of God, 
was to destroy the works of the 
Devil. There were three noted as- 
saults in the conflict of Christ and 
Satan. The first was the temptation 
in the wilderness, when Satan was 
completely conquered and driven 
from the field (Luke 4:13). The 
second was when he tried to hinder 
the Saviour's work, many being 
"possessed of devils" at that time. 
But here, as always, our Lord was 
victorious (Luke 11:20-22). The 
third assault in which the devil was 
defeated is shown in the sufferings 
and death, the resurrection and tri- 
umph of Jesus. Read the heart- 
moving words of the Saviour re- 
corded in Luke 22:47-53. 

The Enemy is Still at Work 

The enemy of souls did not stop 
there. He still tries to sift as wheat 
Christ's beloved band, but thanks 
be unto God for His glorious vic- 
tory over the power of darkness, 
making us complete in Him who is 
the Head of all principality and 

(Continued in column 4) 

December 30, 1944 

HOLD Thou my hand, 
Dear God. 
Whilst travelling this strange 
And hostile land, 

Dear God, 
Hold Thou my hand. 

Hold Thou my hand, 

Dear God, 
Lest weary I should be, 
And seek for rest beneath a tree. 
No raven food 
Or stream to bless 
If I should lose my hold on Thee. 

Dear God, 
Hold Thou my hand. 

, May D. Charman, 
Springhill, N.S. 


-Compiled by ANN L. BICKMORE, Hamilton- 

A saint of God need fall no further 
than his knees. 

One pampered sin will slay the soul as 
surely as one dose of poison will kill the 

We have no more faith at any time 
than we have in the hour of trial. 

He who is not godly every day is not 
godly any day. 

Prating does not make saints, or there 
would be plenty of them. 

To be kind Is to be like Christ. 

Praying is not giving God a lot of in- 
formation, either historical or prophetical. 

It is more necessary for us that we 
should make a discovery of our faults 
than of our virtues. 

If you do without prayer you will do 
without a lot of other things. 

All christian belief must culminate in 
service, or else the belief itself will 
wither away. 

The devil does not mind having half 
your heart. He is quite satisfied with 
that, because he is like the woman to 
whom the child did not belong! he djes 
not mind if it be cut in halves. 

Two little words are good for every 
Christian to learn and practice— pray and 
stay. Waiting on the Lord implies both 
praying and staying. 

"A word spoken in due season, how 
good it Is'' (Prov. 15:23). On every hand 
there is need for the thoughtful, helpful 
word, that men and women may not fail. 

"In due season we shall reap" (Gal. 6:9). 
One little seed, buried in depth of earth, 
brings a sheaf of golden gain to birth. 

Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth, 
and the truth shall make you free" (John 
8:32). The Truth of truths Is Love. 

"Let us not love in word, neither In 
tongue, but in deed and in truth" (John 
3:18). The kindly touch of Christian Love 

has many times opened the eyes of wan- 
derers to see Christ as Saviour. 

"Love one another; as I have loved 
you."— Jesus. David is a better man all 
his life through, because In his youth he 
loved Jonathan as he loved his own soul. 

"He goeth before, and the sheep follow 
him" (John 10:4). He goes before— How 
could we ask for more? 

"The life also of Jesus may be mani- 
fested In our body" (2 Cor. 4:11). it j f 
the will of God that you should display 
in your body in its present condition the 
life of Jesus. 

"Thy W 


"And He arose, and rebuked 
the urind, and said unto the sea, 
Peace, be still. And the wind 
oeased, and there was a great 
calm."— Mark 4:39. 

A FURIOUS storm, a raging sea, 
a dangerously - tossing boat! 
After the frightened disciples had 
done all they could to save them- 
selves, they went to the Master who 
lay fast asleep, unmindful of the 
peril. Quickly they waked Him, 
asking, "Carest Thou not that we 
perish?" Ah, He did care! He stilled 
the raging storm that threatened 
their lives. 

Every life has its storms that 
threaten. We do not love them, but 
they make us aware of our personal 
insufficiencies, of our dependence 
upon a Power greater than our own. 
If it takes a crisis to remind us 
that we need Jesus in our ship of 
life and to cause us to make room 
for Him there, then thank God for 
the crisis. In sunshine or rain, in 
calm or storm, in success or failure, 
we need the Master in our lives. He 
is the one safe Pilot, Make room for 
Him in your heart. Let nothing 
crowd Him out. His presence is your 
security in these days of confusion 
and peril. 

The storm bloius, the winds are 
The waves are rolling round, 
But Jesus Christ our Captain's 
We cannot run aground. 

Our Pilot knows the Heavenly 

And steers us safely on; 
Before the gale we safely sail, 

And cheer our way with song. 

(Continued from column 3) 
Finally, let us heed the Word: 
"Put on the WHOLE ARMOR OF 
GOD, that ye may be able to stand 
against the wiles of the devil." This 
is our only safe defence. Without it 
many mighty in human strength 
have failed. Above all, taking the 
shield of faith, praying and stand- 
ing on guard continually. 

I r 

f ^> *" ' \ 


Wisdom of the Heart 

SO teach us to number our 
days, that we may apply 
our hearts unto wisdom. 

Psalm 90:12. 

satisfy us early with Thy 
mercy; that we may rejoice 
and be glad all our days. 

Psalm 90:14. 

December 30, 1944 








Chief Librarian, Toronto Public Libraries 
No. 13— DOGS OF WAR 

IT is not for nothing that a particularly daring type of encounter has been 
dubbed a "dog fight." Lately there have been some incredible stories of the 
part that thousands of fighting dogs have been playing on the battlefields on 
all fronts. 

"Bacchus" was the first in this war to win the dog's V.C. — specifically, the 
"Valiant Dog Decoration." More than a year ago, his record was 2,000 hours 
submerged, under active service conditions, in a Free French submarine. 

"Bimbo" of the R.A.F. took part in innumerable battles, including Sidi Bnrrani, 
Tobruk, and the Malta blitz of 1942. He was shot down, and taken prisoner, but 
he escaped to fly with his master again. 

The dogs best known to the public are the Red Cross dogs — airedales as a 
rule, though not always. These dogs, with all a wounded man's needs strapped 
on their backs, find their man unfailingly, worry them to consciousness that they 
may help themselves. We are told that the dogs seem to sense when a man 
is too far gone to need them. 

Practically all breeds of dogs can be used, intelligence being the real consid. 
eration — Alsatians, terriers, police dogs, sheep dogs, huskies and airedales have 
been recruited in especially large numbers. They perform a multitude of duties 
— as guards of military posts, as scouts with patrols, as messengers, and to a 
large extent as pack animals in extremely rough country. There is a case re- 
corded in which men and horses with supplies crossed a stretch of rough country 
in fourteen days, moving at their utmost speed, while pack dogs covered the 
same ground in four days. 

But the war-dogs of World War II have been trained to even stranger tasks 
than those described. Dog paratroops, used to supply a link between parachutists 
and their own lines, first appeared in the Russo-Finnish War. Now they are 
everywhere. Swift, low-built dogs, with telephone lines attached to their collars, 
can crawl safely where a man cannot, to re-establish shattered communications. 
Others have been trained to expertness in gas detection. All the dogs hav e been 
taught to disregard shell-fire. 

We know, too, the name and characteristics of the first Canadian dog of war. 
This was "Pilot," who guarded and scouted for the little French fort of Villemarie, 
now Montreal, during the first terrible Iroquois war in the 1640's. She was the 
self-appointed sergeant over the other dogs of the fort. She bit and bullied them 
into submission as she drove her company on daily scouting rounds, to smell out 
ambushed Iroquois whom the dogs learned to spot unfailingly. At the first sniff of 
the enemy they would speed for the fort, barking a furious warning. 

There is a special dignity in "Pilot" as a war-dog by instinct and by an 
independent assumption of responsibility, rather than by training and blind devo- 
tion to a master. 

Courtesy "The Bullet" — Camp Borden. 


Interesting and Significant United States Poll 

BUILT by the Earl of Dorset, in 
1609, Sackville College at East 
Grinstead is a place where old peo- 
ple may go to live out their last 
years. To be admitted, aged people 
must be Sussex residents, 65 years 
of age or older, widow, widower or 
unmarried. Once admitted, they re- 
ceived a small pension in addition 
to their old-age pension, and live in 
comfort. Pensioners must attend 
chapel every morning, and must not 

■:y" MANY, MANY 


be out after 10 p.m. unless by 
special permission. Men wear cas- 
socks, and women wear capes and 
bonnets. Sackville College, over- 
looking the Sussex Weald, is one of 
the most complete examples of 
Jacobean residences to be found in 
England. Our photo shows pension- 
ers strolling in the Sackville Col- 
lege quadrangle, with Sir George 
McNunn, warden of the College, 

Cross-Continent Highway 

Mystery River" Aids in Giant Pioneering Project 

INSATIABLY curious, Dr. Gallup 
recently took a poll of United 
States Bible readers and has an- 
nounced that they are increasing in 
numbers, and that the biggest in- 
crease is among young readers. 

In 1942, United States Bible 
readers totalled 59 per cent, of the . 
population. Last year they jumped Atlantic States, 
to 64 per cent. One person in ten 
reads the Bible daily. 

In the 21-29-year-old group, only 
48 per cent read the Bible in 1942; 
last year 57- per cent read it. 

Bible reading increases with age. 
In the 30-49 year group, 60 per cent 

said they read the Bible; of those 
over 50, 71 per cent read it. 

Women read the Bible more con- 
stantly than men; farmers more 
often than city folk. 

Highest proportion of Bible read- 
ers lives in the South; lowest pro- 
portion in New England, the Middle 


A FRANCISCAN friar, Father 
Alonzo Abad, set out to find his 
way through the wilds of inner 
Peru in 1755. He wrote of his ex- 
plorations and wondrous discov- 
eries, but his book had been forgot- 
ten for nearly two centuries when 
it was taken from the dusty records 
of the missionaries to solve a prob- 
lem which was baffling the pioneers 
of to-day. 

It is because of that book that the 
new Pacific-Amazon Highway, link- 
ing the west and east coasts of South 
America right across the broadest 
part of the continent, is now open 
and "doing business." Save for 
aeroplane communication, unlikely 
to be regularly established just yet, 
there was no such link before in any 
direct line. From Lima, capital of 
Peru, to Iquitos, the important 
Peruvian riverhead centre on the 





HAVE you heard of the Chinese 
Everlasting Lily? It seems that 
this lily produces a flower only once 
in every forty or fifty years, and 
that only one plant out of about ten 
thousand ever has a flower at all. To 
be given an Everlasting Lily with 
one full bloom and one bud on it 
is the Chinese way of paying a 
friend a compliment. 


Tennis was banned in 13th- 
century England and golf was 
similarly outlawed in 15th-century 
Scotland, with royal proclamations 
to the effect that all tennis players 
and golfers should henceforth de- 
vote more time to practicing the 
martial sport of archery. 

The ten most common names in 
the American Army are, in order, „..._.-. . 
Smith, Johnson Brown Miller, ELS were requisItloned t0 assist in 

Jones, DaviS, Wilson, Anderson, *- Southern Ara bia. Here is seen a native 
Martin and Taylor. Soon, in place of this primitive endeavor 

levelling operations on an airfield at Aden, 
boy aiding his father by leading the camel, 
will be seen the modern giants of the air 

inner Amazon, the distance is but 
650 miles as the plane flies. But 
hitherto it has meant a journey 
some ten times that length, by 
steamer right up the west coast of 
South America, through the Panama 
Canal, down along the north coast 
of the continent, and then a 2,300- 
mile stretch up the Amazon, a good 
month's run. 

The new highway turns that 
month into a matter of days. The 
general direction is north-easterly, 
but there are many twists and turns, 
amidst thrilling scenery, before the 
new road links Callao with Pu- 
callpa. Callao is the port of Lima, 
and a famous town, celebrated in 
many British and American sea- 
shanties. The road starts here, runs 
through the capital, then over a 
16,500-foot pass in the western 
Andes to Oroya, where it turns 
north to run 140 miles through the 
mountains to Huanuco. The road 
then follows a river down to a new 
town called Tingo Maria, built 
specially to house an experimental 
station for agriculture, and to en- 
sure a steady supply to the United 
Nations of much-needed quinine, 
kapok, and other materials, with tea 
and hemp to come later on. 

Planned for many years, for Peru 
is always developing her road-links, 
the section of the highway over the 
Blue Cordillera puzzled the clever 
engineers of the country until 1933, 
when one of them came upon a 
"mystery river" which indicated 
from close study of Father Abad's 
writings, the presence of an un- 
suspected low pass through this 
mighty range. In 1937 an explora- 
tion party carried Father Abad's 
records with them to the point re- 
ported by the engineer, and their 
discoveries were of such revealing 
interest that the new road was at 
once seen to be practicable. It fol- 
lows the course of a river named 
the Yuracyacu for over two miles 
through a canyon over a mile deep. 

Emerging from this canyon at a 
height of about 1,400 feet above sea 
level the highway has been com- 
pleted through dense tropical jungle 
and across swamps to Pucallpa on 
the River Ucayall, where steamers 
of up to 3,000 tonnage can steam in 
deep water down to the Amazon, 
and so out into the great Atlantic. 


December 30, 1944 



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Sustained Endeavor To Advance Young People's 
Activities to Begin in the New Year 

IN tin' New Year, beginning Sun- 
day. January 7, and lasting six 
months, a planned and sustained 
endeavor to improve and advance 
The Army's YounR People's activ- 
ities in the Territory, will take 
place at every Corps and Outpost. 

Of Vital Importance 
Approved by the Commissioner, 
whose deep concern for the wel- 
fare of the young is well known, 
the Young People's Department has 
prepared a program which is de- 

signed to help meet the need and 
stir up interest all round. The vital 
importance of the matter needs no 
stressing in these days of perplex- 
ing juvenile problems, and there 
should be little difficulty in enlist- 
ing the practical aid of lovers of 

Details Next Week 

Full particulars of the under- 
taking will be announced in the 
New Year's issue of The War Cry. 

I AM writing on America's Thanksgiving Day, and wondering how 
many citizens of the United States have taken to heart those remark- 
able words spoken by President Roosevelt in his proclamation calling 
for the observance of this National Festival. 

"To the end that we may bear more earnest witness to our gratitude 
to Almighty God," he said, after recalling the deliverances and blessings 
of the year, "I suggest a nation-wide reading of the Holy Scriptures during 
the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas." 

"Let every man of every creed go to his own version of the Scriptures 
for renewed and strengthening contact with those eternal truths and majes- 
tic principles which have inspired such a measure of true greatness as this 
nation has achieved." 


I HAVE seldom read so direct an appeal from a national leader. Us effect 
upon the American people must have been very deep, and to-day I appeal 
to Salvationists everywhere to join their American comrades in a more 
intense reading of the Bible. 

It cannot be claimed that we know the Book as we ought. 1 doubt 
whether, as a people, we know it as well as we did. 

The increasing speed of life has shut out many of the good customs of 
the past. The great change in family all'airs has seriously affected that 
collective Bible-reading which made the Family Altar a source of spiritual 
strength to all the members of the family. It is to be questioned whether 
there has risen in its place any degree of private Bible reading. 


TJ 1 OR busy, hard-pressed people, I know, it is not easy to undertake con- 
-*■ secutive Bible study. But Salvationists have long had provided for 
them that excellent, means of continuing reading known as "The Salvation 
Soldiers' Guide," a "Bible Reading for the Morning and Evening of every 
day in the Year, together with Leaves for Midday Plucking." 

Some will recall the foolish storm that broke when the Founder first 
published this book. Malignant critics talked about "Booth's New Bible." 

But, as the Founder stated in an introduction to following editions, 
"This book, the first edition of which was so much misrepresented by some, 
but so wonderfully blessed to many, was never meant in any degree to 
take the place of the Bible, which every true Salvation Soldier so highly 
esteems . . . What we want is to promote the daily reading of all parts of 
the Bible . . . Always remember that this book was put together for the 
use of men who would wish to carry it with them to their work, and to 
read it to their fellow workers." 

It would not be an exaggeration to say that hundreds of thousands of 
copies of "The Salvation Soldiers' Guide" have been worn out by earnest 
Salvationist families around the world. From the daily use of it their 
children have received a comprehensive grasp of the whole Bible, the value 
of which has been beyond measure in promoting effective Salvation Sol- 


TO-DAY we need a closer acquaintance of the Bible. It is the basis of 
our knowledge of ,God, the true Guide to Eternal Truth. It is our heritage 
and must not be neglected. The prayerful reading of a portion of the 
Bible every day is part of our essential equipment. In no other way in a 
busy Salvationist's life can the necessary knowledge and inspiration be 


IF I needed a hammer to drive home my Thanksgiving Day appeal for 
more Bible-reading, the "Guide" provides it. The reading for the 
morning contains the words: "I have set the Lord always before me; be- 
cause He is at my right hand" (Psalm 16:8), and for the evening: "Study 
to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be 
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15). 


Make Good Use of It During the New Year 

I HERE is one thing that 
God has given equally 
to all men, and that is 
time. It is true that 
length of life varies 
greatly; but day by day, 
while we are living, we 
all have the same 
amount of time to use as we will. If 
one person gets more accomplished 
during the day than others do, it is 
not because that one had more time 
that day than the others. It is simply 
a question of using what all have 

And the only time available, con- 
cerning which we can make our 
decision as to how it is to be used, 
is the present time. The past has 
gone, the future has not yet come; 
the present we have. We cannot 
change the past, nor can we draw 
upon the future, but we CAN use 
the present as we will — and only the 

So we find the Word of God, as it 
takes up the greatest question that 
can confront any man, urging upon 
us: "Behold, now is the accented 
time; behold, now is the day of Sal- 
vation." If now is the only time of 
which we can be sure in connection 
with this eternal matter, so it is the 

only time of which we can be Sure 
for anything else that needs to be 
done now. 

"Do It Now" is a popular motto 
that has appeared so often in busi- 
ness offices, shops, and homes, that 
it is sometimes laughed at, and it 
may have lost the keen edge of its 
first appearance. But the principle 
of work that it sets forth is im- 
mortal; it can never be changed. The 
men and women who are living by 
this commonplace motto are getting 
things done. 

The Bible urges more than once 
the duty and privilege of "redeem- 
ing time." This has the literal mean- 
ing, "buying up the opportunity." 
It is a good investment for one and 

When a person says, "I have no 
time to pray, no time to read the 
Bible, no time to improve my mind, 
or to do a kind turn to a neighbor," 
he may be saying what he thinks, 
but he should not think what he 
says; for if he has not got the time 
already, he may get it by redeem- 
ing it. Time is a trust from God. 
"Take time while time is, for time 
will away," runs the old maxim. 

Time passes quickly. There is 
nothing we can do about it, only to 
see, as far as we can, that it passes 
fruitfully as well. If in passing, 
swifter than a weaver's shuttle, it 
nevertheless lays up its store of 
good deeds done, noble ambitions 
held on to heroically, kindness and 
sympathy scattered with a lavish 
hand, there will be given to it a 
permanence and an enduring qual- 
ity that nothing can take away. 

Only one life, 'twill soon be 

Only deeds done for Christ will 



Succinct Paragraphs That 
Provoke Thought 

Speaking without thinking is 
shouting without aim. 

* * * 

I change, He changes not; 

The Christ can never die: 
His truth, not mine, the resting 

His love, not 7nine, the tie. 

* * » 

Love must be intelligent and in- 
telligence must be loving before 
either can reach its fullest exercise 
William T. Herridge! 


DESCRIBING a week's trip to 
Isafjordur, Colonel Chas. Swin- 
fen (R), who is representing the 
General on a visit to Iceland, 

"Plans have to go west owing to 
travel problems, but at long last we 
reach our destination, a crowded 
quay at the little town of Isafjor- 
dur, where an Army Flag has been 
flying for over forty years. It is 
dark, and we rush through the snow 
and slush to the Guest House, and 
thence to a warm Hall, where sixty- 
people listen intently. My woman- 
translator, Major Svava Gislad- 
ottir, does well, though the rough 
trip has tired her. 

"Seventy people attended on the 
following evening. When I asked if 
they would care to send a reply to 
the General's message they stood in 
a body. 

"After leaving Isafjordur our 
Golden Eagle' bound for Margate 
changed to an Iceland Government- 
owned vessel for battling with 
rough waters, thrashed through a 
storm, diving and rolling, an ordeal 
made worth while by the sight of 
the brave Salvationists in these 
lonely Outposts." 

December 30, 1944 



Slit-Trench Fighters at Near Front Served; Canadian 

Supervisor Honored; British-Canadian Wives Receive 

Guidance at Newly-organized Centres 

l By Cable] 

THE Senior Representative for Canadian Overseas Red Shield Services, 
Major C. D. Wiseman, recently visited Canadians in Holland and Bel- 
gium. All Supervisors are well and standing by the men by operating 
Rest Centres at the near front, to which the men come for a short respite 
from slit -trenches. The local population is proud to help The Salvation 
Army, where possible, and to attend to the welfare of their liberators. 

Supervisor Pilfrey operates a Leave Club having sleeping accommo- 
dation for two hundred men; also a modern blue pool, where the men 
may go swimming; a barber shop, suit-pressing facilities, and a snack bar; 
all of which make a magnificent Centre. The film library and repair depot 
for all Canadians in the war theatre are functioning well. 

Supervisor Gordon Thompson is the first Canadian to receive Field 
Marshal Montgomery's Certificate of Merit for his services in providing 
entertainment for the Canadians. Supervisor Poulton is leading the work 
most creditably. 

Over two thousand British-Canadian wives are now receiving guid- 
ance on Canadian affairs from The Salvation Army. Mrs. Adjutant Wagner 
has organized clubs for this purpose in Brighton and Glasgow others will 
be organized soon; the attendances at London and Bournemouth are grow- 

Supervisors Mundy and Fitch have won praise for their work with 
the R.C.A.F. 

day-to-day affairs. Mrs. Carpenter's 
description of a Bermuda experi- 
ence conveyed a pointed spiritual 
lesson. Brigadier Sully, a Canadian 
Missionary Officer, gave glimpses of 
West Africa. 



All the World Meets in London 

HISTORY and travel never lose The General's own words were 
their fascination and for a brief fr i en dly and informal, leading to 
period on a recent Tuesday the fhmm ,' . ., • , leauui s lu 

.General and Mrs. Carpenter forgot g ^}* °' 3?«™ ce ¥"* w0 1 ! } d ? r 
the grey skies over the war-scarred « ^ od , s revelation of Himself in 
London suburb of Ilford and made 
excursions into the past, and to the 
ends of the earth. 

History-makers of the past met 
them— the first Cadet to enter The 
Army's first Training Home for 
men-Officers was there, and other 
innovators. Representatives of some 
of the cut-off countries — Norway, as 
an example, and Korea — were 
among the men and women wh.o 
have lived in India, Burma, Malta, 
Gibraltar, the West Indies, Japan, 
South Africa, St. Helena and other 

The company were retired Offi- 
cers of The Army. 


THE latest British War Cry re- 
ports that Colonel Dejonghe 
presided at a meeting, held some 
time ago in the Central Hall, Paris, 
at which twelve Salvation Soldiers, 
enrolled privately during the Ger- 
man occupation, were publicly pre- 
sented to the comrades and Officers. 
* * * 

"En Avant," The War Cry for 

France, has been restarted in the 

heart of Paris. All Paris Corps are 

' holding meetings, and all, with one 

exception, in their own Halls. 

FROM AUSTRALIA TO DENMARK, — The Consul General Tor Denmark, Count 
Shack, with the Countess and Mrs. Perndt, Vice-President of the Free Women'B 
Association, inspect a display of wool, part of a "Ten Thousand Skeins of Wool" 
Campaign successfully completed in the Australia East Territory, while Mrs. 
Colonel W. Ebbs explains the making and dispatching of warm infants' garments 


Get in Touch With International 

'T'HE General has heard from Ad- 
*• jutant Baldaserre Vinti, editor 
of The War Cry which was pub- 
lished in Rome. The Adjutant, his 
wife and children are well. Flor- 
ence Salvationists have also signed 
a letter to the General. 


LEARNING that three Italian 
prisoners of war were in a meet- 
ing he was addressing at Notting- 
ham, Commissioner Frank Barrett, 
who was released from internment 
in France a few months ago, spoke 
to the men from the platform in 
their own tongue. One of the men 
made reply. 

Polish soldiers, invited to the Hall 
from the open-air meeting, attend- 
ed the Welcome meeting of the new 
Corps Officers at Galashiels. 

The new Corps Officer's knowl- 
edge of French and German enabled 
him to communicate with the visit- 
ors who also attended the Monday 
night meeting and sang in their own 

? In The Army World 2 

still ON THE MARCH.— London Salvationists are shown marching past the place 
where The Army's International Headquarter! itood prior to Iti deitruotlon 


ONE of the few remaining links 
with early-day settlers and 
Salvationists in Rhodesia was re- 
cetly severed with the passing of 
Brother James Usher, who came to 
Bulways fifty years ago and took 
part in the Mashona rebellion. 

Due to his prompt action Brother 
Usher prevented the life-line of 
the country — through the Mar.gure 
Pass — being cut, earning the last- 
ing gratitude, the Native Commis- 
sioner said, at the time, of his 

The funeral service, in Bulways, 
was conducted by the Territorial 
Commander, Colonel J. Smith. 


HOME League Secretary Marta 
Bohman, of Arnea, Sweden, has 
been elected a Member of Parlia- 
ment, She is the second Salvation- 
ist in Sweden and the first farmer's 
wife to receive this honor. 

Major Kathleen Hunt, Corps Offi- 
cer, Peterboro, Eng., has been named 
as the Mayor's Chaplain by Coun- 
cillor Algernon Farrow, Mayor- 
Elect. Mayor's Sunday will be ob- 
served in The Salvation Army Cita- 
del, Peterboro. 

Cradle Roll Sergeant Mrs. Ben- 
stead of Harwich, Eng., became 
Mayoress of the town, her husband 
being the new Mayor. 


ENVOY "Lowery" Lowe, the old- 
est Salvationist in the North of 
England, and probably the oldest 
Envoy in The Army world, was re- 
cently promoted to Glory from Ry- 
ton at the age of ninety-nine. He 
became a Salvationist sixty years 
ago, and for thirty years was an en- 
ergetic "special." He wore his uni- 
form on all occasions. At eighty- 
eight he began to fly, and he cele- 
brated each birthday until the 
ninety-fourth with a flight, until 
the war ended the custom. 


Accept Fruits of Australian 
Wool Campaign 

A "TEN Thousand Skeins of 
Wool" campaign, launched by 
Lieut. - Colonel Mary Mac- 
farlane, Home League Secretary of 
the Australia East Territory, has 
proved to be not only a great suc- 
cess but a boon in many ways. 

In addition to the dispatch of 
many cases of made-up goods to 
Generosity House, International 
Headquarters, presentations have 
been made to the representatives of 
invaded countries. The first of these 
delightful functions took place in 
the "Sunshine Room" at Terri- 
torial Headquarters, the Chief Sec- 
retary, Colonel W. A. Ebbs, pre- 
siding. The Consul General for 
Denmark, Count Schack, accom- 
panied by the Countess and Mrs. 
Perndt, Vice President of the Free 
Danish Women's Association, and 
several official members of the 
Consulate, accepted the gift. 

Applied Christianity 

"When we first saw The Salva- 
tion Army marching the streets in 
Denmark, we could not help smil- 
ing," confessed the Count, "but 
when we saw its applied Chris- 
ianity our smiles gave way to ad- 
miration. We have a feeling of deep 
thankfulness," he added. 

The publication, Free Denmark, 
recording the event, stated: "The 
formal handing over by The Salva- 
tion Army to the Consul General 
of the garments collected and 
made through their efforts, took 
place at The Army Headquarters. 
The garments made a most impos- 
ing display, and it was a truly 
amazing effort indeed. The Consul 
General, in accepting the gift, 
eulogized the Christian spirit which 
had manifested itself in this won- 
derful display of garments, and 
many a cold little child, or aged or 
sick person, he said, who would 
benefit by the gift of a garment, 
would in their hearts send grateful 
thanks to the people through 
whose inspiration and work this 
magnificent idea had materialized." 

The second presentation was to 
distressed people in Greece, when 
the Royal Consul General of that 
country, Mr. E. C. Vrisakis, with 
his wife and members of the Con- 
sulate, shared the occasion. 

The Consul, greatly stirred by 
The Army's compassionate interest 
said, "I thought, as I inspected 
these goods before the meeting, of 
all the work and self-denial put 
into them, but I turn to the Lord 
Jesus Christ Himself to thank you, 
for He says, 'Inasmuch as ye have 
done it unto one of the least of 
these My brethren, ye have done it 
unto Me.' No act can more readily 
promote peace and goodwill." 


December 30, 1944 

Salvation Silhouettes « 

Briefly-told Stories of Typical Captures 
for Christ 

ATYPICAL Salvation Army 
Hall. The sound nf sinning 
flouts out upon the chilly evr- 
i:iiuj ;iir as uoimont; open;; Liu; dour 
to enter. 

A pa.-;s>Tby. immersed in his own 
1,'loomy thoughts, vaiues hi;; Siencl mid 
looks 'about him. Tlioiv is a siijn 
just above his head. It announces 
that it "Campaign" is in proijiess 
inside. Tlh.; Salvation Army! 

"Well," he says to himself in an 
effort to focus his thoughts upon 
some rational project. "The Salva- 
tion Army has always been a friend 
to poor fellows like me"; and almost 
before he knows it his feet have led 
him up the steps and to a seat just 
inside the door. 

As the meeting progresses he is 
"fished" out of his apathy; ho raises 
his hand requesting prayer; he iin- 
ully stumbles to the Mercy-Seat. 

Our friend, at the time of his 
passing our door, was a would-be 
suicide. He has now, by the grace 
and power of God, thrown oil' his 
dejection; the color of his very per- 
sonality lias been altered, and he 

goes singing down the road of life. 

» * * 

A GENTLEMAN in black, bear- 
ing all the earmarks of the 
clerical profession, enters the Hall 
and looks about him. 

At first he has difficulty in ad- 
justing his mind to The Salvation 
Army atmosphere and the novelty 
of the occasion, but as the meeting 
progresses his face gradually lights 
up. Soon he is clapping his hands 
and singing as heartily as am- old- 
timer in the room. Liberty and en- 

thusiasm are in hi;; blood; memories 
are revived; he abandons himself to 
tlit' pleasure of taking a long, long 
drink from the "old wells." 

Sunday morning. From his pulpit 
he tells his congregation of his ex- 
perience; he speaks to them of the 
need for a deeper and closer com- 
munion with God; he pleads with 
them to consecrate themselves more 
fully to His service. 

Twelve o'clock strikes, one o'clock 
■■—still his church folk listen. Finally 
the entire congregation is kneeling 
at the Altar, some confessing their 
sins and others consecrating their 
lives for service. Eternity's shore 
must feel the breaking of the waves 
from this chance dropping of the 
Word of Truth in a humble Army 

» * » 

A YOUNG man, at one time secre- 
tary to the manager o£ a big 
concern, but now out of employ- 
ment, follows the comrades in from 
the open-air meeting. He has never 
been to The Army before; his soul 
seems to be fallow ground for Gos- 
pel sowing. 

With the Holy Spirit's aid the 
message of Jesus gets across. The 
young man, in Salvation Army par- 
lance, gets "gloriously saved." He 
will, one of these days, stand under 
the Blood-and-Fire Flag and be- 
come an aggressive warrior in this 
fighting Army. It is this sort of thing 
that makes the hearts of Salvation- 
ists rejoice. 

• * * 

BORN and brought up in another 
faith; many years of his life 
spent in prison. This is the back- 
ground of another picture that 
hangs on Heaven's walls. 

In bold relief now stands out the 
figure of a man, fifty-two years of 
age, his face aglow with love and 

inner light, his tongue ready to 
speak and sing the praises of Him 
who redeemed him at such cost. 

* * * 

AGAIN: the time — approaching 
midnight. Two recent converts 
happily striding home from meet- 
ing. Their very joyousness of soul 
unconsciously draws toward them 
a man in great perplexity of mind. 
As though by chance he is led to 
speak to them. 

They learn that he is about to 
"end it all" — a false expression, 
since death is the BEGINNING OF 

LIFE. He has already been three 
times to the lake, but has been un- 
able to nerve himself for the 

The case requires instant remedy. 
Our two converts, the harassed man 
between them, kneel in the street 
and cry aloud to God. They take him 
to their room; they pray with him 

Whether he finally finds the Light 
we do not know at the moment; but 
the "Hound of Heaven" is evident- 
ly on his track; the "Tremendous 
Lover" pursues him. He will be 

THE same background. The jani- 
tor, a confirmed drunkard for 
many years; his wife an invalid, 
since confined to hospital. There are 

seven children, the eldest a boy of 

The mother gets converted in one 
of the meetings. Immediately she, 
the comrades, the leaders, get des- 
perately in earnest about her hus- 
band. They pray for him publicly; 
they go to his home and pray for 
him there; they pray for him in 

The two elder boys get saved. 
This seems to be the proverbial last 
straw. The devil's defense is broken; 
the man falls prostrate at the feet 
of Jesus; his soul is freed. He has 
not touched the cup since! 
* » * 

IT has been a "good" meeting. The 
speaker has been at his best; the 
comrades have joined heartily in 
the singing. 

Half-way down the Hall sits a 
man, indifferent of aspect, hardened 
of face. He has sat there for years. 
This one and the other one deals 
with him, the comrades pray; noth- 
ing seems to move him. 

His wife gets saved, then his son. 
Unitedly they and the comrades of 
the Corps claim the man for NEXT 

On Sunday morning conviction 
sits hard upon him. The leaders of 
the meeting experience a decided 
thrill. God is with them! They pray; 
they work. 

Sunday night tells the tale. Com- 
pletely broken down the backslider 
of years comes home. What this 
will mean to the Corps only God 
and the angels know. 



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nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 

1 Tim. 6:6, 7, 8. 







1 "and Is profitable . . . 

•t "Fight . . . good fight 

of faith" 
"Let brotherly . . . 

10 "To . . . my dearly 

beloved son" 
10 "To .... mine own 

son after the comrnon 


12 Masculine name 

13 River of Germany 

15 "profane and . . . 
wives' fables" 

16 Lanky (Dial. Eng.) 

17 "light of foot as a 
wild . . ." (pi.) 

1!) Weight 

20 "and destitute . . . 
the truth" 

21 "Thy . . . perish with 

22 Hawaiian lava 

23 Masculine name 
25 Stains 

27 "hi! shrill suffer . . ." 

2S lloman money 

.10 Priority, a prefix 

XI Masculine nickname 

32 "I said In my . . ." 

34 State: note 

25 "he . . . proud, know- 
ing nothing" 

37 "they have erred from 
. , . faith" 

;!S "There shall be a . . . 
of Jesse" 

•10 "Neither is there sal- 
vation In any . . ." 

42 Sun sod 

44 "that . . . both do and 

will do" 
■IB Compass point 
47 "my own ... In the 

4'J "and their . -. . into 

pruning hoolcs" 
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54' Implement 

55 "worthy ... all 

50 "who qulclceneth . . . 

57 "To speak ... of no 

Our text from Timothy is 
1, 4, 6, 20, 21, 35, 37, 
38, 55, 5G, and 57 com- 


1 "and the . . . shall try 
every man's work of 
what sort It is" 

2 Portentous 

3 The striped bass 
i Supposing that 

5 Specific gravity In- 
C Long Island 

7 Near the ear, a com- 
bining form 

8 A Lgiln version of the 
Scriptures made by 

First In order of the 
onocryphal boolcs in 

in w 6 .5 n . sllah Bible 

10 Earthkln: a teller 

11 "then shall all the . . • 

of the wood rejoice" 
14 Age 
18 Repetition of a word 

or phrase; copy elm.- 

24 Kind of rock; toe oil 

26 Trona 

28 "he planteth an ... , 
and the rain doth 
nourish it" 

29 Compass point 
33 Genus of trees 
36 Hush 

39 Alpine crownland in 

40 "but this . . . thing I 

41 Letter 

43 "endure hardness. . . . 

a good soldier o£ 

Jesus Christ" 
45 Compass point 
48 Nothing 

50 American author 

51 " . . . the son of Ab- 
dlel. the son of Gunl" 

52 Continent 

53 The last Psalm 

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The Wiser Way 


MOST young children instinc- 
tively rebel at the schedule of 
the sandman. When it is bedthnc 
they beg for one more game or one 
more story in spite of what the 
clock says. "The clock cannot be 
right," they think. Mothers of young 
children must solve this problem 
night after night, and whether the 
answer comes out as it should de- 
pends largely upon the tact of the 

"Now, children, put your play- 
things away and come to bed. It's 
already past eight!" exclaimed Mrs. 
Groton as she rose nervously, drop- 
ping scissors and thread in her 
haste, and began gathering up paper 
dolls and blocks from the table 
where the children were playing. 

"Please let me finish this dress, 
Mother! It won't take but a min- 
ute!" Mary pleaded, as she hugged 
the bits of pink paper away from 
her mother's efficient hands. 

"No; you ought to be in bed this 
very minute. I didn't notice how 
late it was." She seized the piled-up 
blocks in front of Johnny. To her it 
was only a pile of blocks. 

"There, Mother! You've knocked 
down my castle, and it was all done 
but the top of one turret!" and 
Johnny looked upon the ruin 
through resentful tears. 

"Come, Mary!" — not heeding 
Johnny's protest, but reaching for 
the little girl's pink treasure. 

Mary released the unfinished 
dress reluctantly and slipped sulk- 
ily out of her chair. Mrs. Groton 
hustled the children off to bed with 
decision, Mary still unwilling and 
Johnny still complaining, "I didn't 
want my castle torn down! I had it 
almost finished." 

* * * 

In Mrs. Herbert's home Tom and 
Rob were playing dominoes. Their 
mother turned occasionally from her 
visiting friend to glance at the clock 
and to watch the progress of the 

"Boys, it's ten minutes to eight," 
she remarked casually. "Have you 
just finished a game?" 

"Yes, and I beat," answered the 
younger boy triumphantly. 

"You will have time for one more 
game, I think, but that will be all 
for to-night." 

It was two or three minutes after 
eight when the game ended. Mrs. 

Herbert seemingly had paid no at- 
tention to the clock and had not 
once told the boys to hurry. 

At the end of the game they put 
the dominoes into the box, pushed 
back their chairs, said "Good night" 
to the guest and went toward the 
hall discussing the game. 

When Mrs. Herbert returned to 
the living room after seeing the 
boys into bed, her friend asked, "Do 
your children always go to bed as 
willingly as that?" 

"Yes, if I am wise enough to do 
my part. I try never to let their 
bedtime jump at them as an un- 
pleasant surprise. Whether the in- 
terest is a game or a story or some- 
thing else, children, with no thought 
of time, are apt to beg for 'just one 
more' or plead for 'just a minute'; 
so I have learned to watch the clock. 
When I say that the next, whatever 
it is, will bring them to bedtime, 
they are prepared and usually go off 
cheerfully, as they did to-night. The 
lesson seems to be sinking in, too, 
for Tom, the older boy, is begin- 
ning to watch the clock. Occasion- 
ally I hear him say to Rob, 'There 
is only time for one more game, so 
don't dawdle.' It ought not to be 
long now before they will be ready 
to take the responsibility them- 


By Mrs. Lieut-Colonel Moore (R) 

ONE summer's day in July, 1918, 
I sat in an Officers' Quarters 
reading a book by Dr. Torrey 
on how to read the Bible. I remem- 
ber it well because I was impatient- 
ly waiting for a train to carry me 
to the deathbed of my dear mother. 
It was then that I made a resolu- 
tion that I would read the Bible 
consecutively, giving at least half 
an hour each day to this purpose. It- 
was a progressive step in my life. 
I was troubled with the convic- 
tion of my own inefficiency. A 
woman Officer of The Salvation 
Army in those days was not expect- 
ed to be highly educated, yet I was 
expected "to take the lesson" on a 
public platform, and instruct the 

I resolved that I would read the 
Bible through and master its con- 
tents — if, indeed, they can be mas- 
tered! This system has proved so 
invigorating and educational to my 
own soul that I have adopted it 
. ever since, I have read it through 
nine times. This is not as often as 
many others have read it, for I have 
not hurried my precious reading. 
Fortunately, too, I have had the 
help of a splendid commentary, the 
gift of my husband, the late Lieut- 
Colonel Moore. It is in four small 
volumes, easily handled. Moreover, 
I have not been unwilling to look 
up references, seeking to under- 
stand what I have read, and have 
been richly rewarded. 

For instance, I have just finished 
the Book of Revelation. I have loit- 
ered a month in its perusal. Now I 
praise God that I have a better un- 

They Carry On 

The Primary Sergeant 

"Primary Miss" with her tray of sand, 

And rocks and camels and men who stand 

In their tiny desert to guard the sheep 

While the Bible world is fast asleep! 

Her magic brings old truths alive, 

Her hour the time when wisdom thrives 

In fruitful ground of the infant mind; 

She's so cheerful, gentle, patient, kind! 

Carrying on in time of war, 

Hoping for better days in store, 

When the mothers will lose their anxious iooks 

And "evacuees" dwell in story books! 

Salute from afar for the Primary Miss 

From the fighting men who can't dismiss 

From their inmost minds the thoughts of home 

And the streets where their little ones daily roam! 

tions which filled my soul as I read 
those last two chapters. 

Pondering them, I turn back in 
my Bible to the first chapter of 
Genesis, and with mingled feelings 
begin again to search the deep 
mines of God'" great purposes and 
plans, and to see over and above 
them His great love and wonderful 
wisdom. The unfathomable truth 
becomes graciously clear, but, oh! 
that He will endow me with the 
power to grasp all its wonders. 

And so I begin the Old Testament 
"In the beginning," then, turning to 
John, first chapter, first verse, I 
read, "In the beginning was the 
Word, and the Word was with God, 
and the Word was God. The same 
was in the beginning with God. All 
things were made by Him! And 
without Him was not anything 
made that was made." 

We need not err in doctrine if 
we will be at the trouble to know 
exactly what this blessed Word tells 
us. On the first day God said, "Let 
there be light." Reading on, we find 
that on the fourth day God made 
the sun to rule the day and the 
moon to rule the night, and for good 
measure "made the stars also." So 
there was light for three days ere 
the sun was created. How do we 
reconcile this with the universal 
idea that we get all light from the 

This was God's beautiful para- 
dise. Turning again to the account 
of the grand consummation of God's 
heaven restored, I read, "And the 
city had no need of the sun, neither 
of the moon to shine in it; for the 
glory of the Lord did lighten it, and 
the Lamb is the light thereof." 

In the garden of Eden the Lord 
was the "Light of it" until, on the 
fourth day, He delegated the sun, 
moon and stars to this service, 

"I stand, and from the mountain- 

See all the land below. 
Rivers of milk and honey rise, 

And all the fruits of paradise 
In endless plenty grow." 


December 30, 1944 


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1945 series begins 

Friday, January 12, 8 p.m. 

Commissioner B. Orames 

in command 

•OTTAWA: Sun .Mar I (Vi.iihb 1'eniilc's 


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(The Chief Secretary) 

Hamilton: Sun Jan 2S 
.Montreal : Sun Fet, .) 
Sydney; Sun IVIi J,", 
Halifax, Sun Mar t 
Ivti-rhom: Sun Mm- IS 

(Colonel F. C. Ham) 
Hamilton: Wed Jan 3 
UsRitr Ktreot: Sun Jnn 7 
Ht.'lli.'ville: Sun Jan 21 
London: Sun Jan 2S 
Windsor: Sun Feb 4 
Orlllin. Sun Mm- 18 

Brigadier A. Keltli: Rt'slnn, Sun Fell ll: 

Saint John. Sun Mar 18 
Brigadier E. Waterston: Torkvlllp. Sun 

Jan 7 
Major B. J*nnInKH: Torkvllle. Sun Jan 31 
Major G. Bloss: Hiverdale. Sun Jan 7 

(Adjutant Wm. Ross, accompanied by 

Windsor: Sat-Mon Dec 30-Jan 8 

Chatham: Thura-Mon Jan 11-22 
Stratford: Thura-Mon Jan 25-Fe 

Ixindon I: Thurs-Mon Feb 8-19 

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(Continued -from page 5) 
is under way in Toronto. Many 
Citadels and Halls have been ren- 
ovated, and properties improved. 

The middle of the year saw the 
transfer of Alaska from the Cana- 
dian to the Western United States 
Territory, thus facilitating the ad- 
ministration for Salvation Army 
purposes of this far-off country. 

In August the fifth Territorial 
Music Camp convened at Jackson's 
Point, Ont., with a large enrolment. 
The first Divisional Music Camp 
was also held in Newfoundland, The 
first Youth Congress was conducted 
in Bermuda by the Territorial 
Young People's Secretary. 

A cheering note was struck by 
the news of Salvationist reunions in 
France, Italy and Belgium. Great 
scenes have been enacted and great 
joy has overwhelmed these Euro- 
pean comrades as they have been 
able to don their long-hidden Sal- 
vation Army uniform and to reclaim 
their Corps property. 

Two famous Canadian citizens 
passed on during the latter part of 
the year: Sir "William Muloch, and 

:: Waxtiaci at tet :: 

U.-iit.-ColimH (i. L. Phillips (R) and Brigadier Elias Owen (R) 
Finish Their Earthly Course 

THK fum-ral service at Vancou- 
ver, H.C., of Lieut. -Colonel G. L 

Phillips ('!'{), mention of pro- 
motion to Glory appeared in a re- 
cent issue of The War Cry. was 
eotuiucted by Major G. ilartas. 
Coinmandinj; Officer, Vancouver 
Citadel, of which Corps the Colonel 
had been a Soldier since his retire- 
ment from active Oflker.ship. 

The service, of a quietly- impres- 
sive character, was attended by 
many Salvationist:; and friends, and 
included a large group of retired 
Officers, several of whom acted as 

Major Hartns paid tribute to the 
long life and service of the promot- 
ed warrior, and also gave the Bible 
address from a Scripture portion 
previously read by Major M. Strat- 
um. Lieut. -Colonel A. Goodwin (R) 
spoke briefly, and then read a selec- 
tion of messages. Mrs. Brigadier 
Allan (in, an old friend of the 
Colonel's, and Mr. W. Wakefield, 
also took part. 

The committal service was con- 
ducted by Major Hartas at Moun- 
tain _ View Cemetery, where the 
warrior's remains were laid to rest, 
and prayer offered for the bereaved 
relatives, including Mrs. H. Green- 
away (Lily Phillips), who was pres- 
ent with her husband. They are 
grateful for the many messages re- 

* * * 

THE large crowd which attended 
the funeral service of the late 
Brigadier Elias Owen (R) in the 
Toronto Temple included, as well 
as a host of Salvationist-comrades, 
a great number of those to whom 
the Brigadier ministered in his 
kindly way during his years of 
service among the less-fortunate 
and wayward. 

Brigadier Eunice Gregory, a 

Their presence gave point to the 
Chief Secretary's remarks during 
his leadership of the quietly-im- 
pressive gathering that the Briga- „ li6 „„.„ ,-.„„. 

dier was unquestionably "a friend Canadian Missionary Officer on 
of man." His life, the Colonel de- homeland furlough from Central 
(hired, was stamped with many ^ mer i ca , is recovering from an op- 
noble qualities, among them being erat i on a t London, Ontario. The 
his earnestness, his passion when g r ig a di er is a sister of Mrs. Major 
preaching the unsearchable riches B * ton st Thomas, Ont. 
of Christ, his constant advocacy of ' * * * 
The Army's cause, and his un- Major Maggie Edwards, a Cana- 
wavcring faith in human nature ian Missionary officer who has 
when touched by the love of God. serving at the MacRobert Hos- 

As well as the singmg of songs g^ Dh ariwal, Punjab, India, ar- 

much-loved by the Brigadier, trie K__t, ... „, +„ „„ i,„ mo i,„^ f„„ 

service included prayer offered by 
the Divisional Commander, Lieut, 

rived in Toronto on homeland fur- 
lough following the Queen City's 
worst storm in seventy-five years, 
and for the first time in twenty- 
four years she saw snow — plenty of 


« * • 

Major Joseph Anthony, Comfort 
Cove, Nfld., has been awarded a 
.«mring"Tne"Rc"tired''bfhcers i who, Long Service Star which denotes 
at the same hour, were to have the completion of thirty-five years 
met under Brigadier Owen's leader- service as a Salvation Army Officer, 
ship for their regular monthly * * * 

meeting. Mrs. Major W. Rennick, Noranda, 

The Field Secretary, Colonel F. C. Quebec, has been bereaved of her 
Ham, concluded the gathering with mother, recently promoted to Glory 

Colonel R. Spooner; a Scripture 
reading by the promoted warrior's 
Corps Officer, Adjutant L. Pindred; 
a solo by Songster Mrs. D. Murray, 
Adjutant Cyril Everitt accompany- 
ing: and a moving tribute paid by 
Lieut. -Colonel E. Sims (R), repre 


Interment took place in Mount 
Pleasant Cemetery, Lieut.-Colonel 
R. Spooner reading a Scripture 
portion, and the Field Secretary 
conducting the committal. Major 
J. Cornthwaite (R) pronounced the 

The Divisional Commander con- 
ducted the impressive memorial 
service on the following Sunday 
evening in the Toronto Temple, 
when sincere tribute was paid to the 
memory of the Brigadier as one 
who gave abundant evidence that 
he was "saved to serve." 


Salvation Activity at Ontario Corps Receives Marked Impetus 
During Visit of the Territorial Spiritual Special 

from Yorkton, Sask. 

* * w 

Grateful: Major C. Hiltz, Earls- 
court, Toronto, and Lieutenant I. 
Powell, Meadow Lake, Sask., for 
messages received during their re- 
cent bereavement. 

* * * 

Adjutant Mabel Crolly and Cap- 
tain Ruth Woolcott, of Grace Hospi- 
tal, Windsor, Ont., had the misfor- 
tune to be involved in an automo- 
bile accident when taking a patient 
from Windsor to Guelph. The Adju- 
tant was badly hurt and is in hospi- 
tal at Windsor. Captain Woolcott 
has been able to resume duties. 

* * * 

Cabled information has been re- 
ceived by the War Services Secre- 
tary, Lieut.-Colonel W. Dray, that 
Supervisors G. Bye, A. Hodgins and 
A. Underwood have safely arrived 
overseas where they will take up 
duties with the Red Shield Aux- 

FIRST blizzard of the season, 
which temporarily slowed all 
community activities, failed to cool 
the enthusiasm of Belleville Salva- 
tionists, many of whom braved the 
drifting snows to participate in the 
series of meetings conducted by the 
Territorial Spiritual Special and 
Mrs. Adjutant W. Ross. 

The stirring gatherings were 
reminiscent of early days in the life 
of the Corps. The fervor of the 
visitors was contagious, and the in- 
creasing crowds, soul-searching 
prayers, and heart-quickening "Hal- 
lelujahs'" bore witness to the mov- 
ing of revival spirit, and presaged 
the outpouring which finally crown- 
ed the effort. 

The Divisional Commander and 
Mrs. Lieut.-Colonel Best were on 
hand to launch the attack upon the 
forces of evil and spiritual leth- 
argy. The ringing message of DESIDE (and sometimes "in"!) familiar to lnnn ti mo r^irlpnts of 
Lieut.-Colonel Best left no doubt D unusually high drifts of snow th^CwJ ru g ? • + ™ ^ 

as to the Campaign's purpose. Back- resulting from the record sto?m stvWw r C ty ' ^ m accust 1 omed 
ed by the prayer omFft&h of Off,- which, caused the City o°f Toronto rt fe t SS^^ n .^-KK r SSS. 

power of the Blood and the Fire of 
the Spirit. 

On the final Sunday the intensity K' Services" 
of effort and faith and prayer y bervlces - 
ended in a prayer battle which „ 
stirred this old centre of Salvation- Bandmaster J. E. King, Windsor 
ism to its depths. Scarcely was the II1, ^nt., has passed with merit 
message concluded than penitents ^ e Bandmasters' Correspondence 
came to the Cross, and tears of con- Cour se examination in the Ad- 
dition mingled with the shouts of vanced Division, 
the redeemed, as the greatly- * * * 

nnre nC -!^i^f Cy "? eat ^ aS o lined Bandsman Roderick McLeod, 

? inr , ,JS q by A eek ^ rs aft ^ Salva " London I, has been awarded a 

Zi e f„frl Ca v, ,0n ' J T , hetes l i - certificate in the intermediate di- 

cnthusHstic tW kept the vision of the Bandmaster's Training 

^ th V.l 1 . astlc „ c i owd s «>BinS until a Course, having passed his examina- 
tions with merit. 

late hour— C. C. 


"Fearless" Cadets Assist Annual Christmas Cheer Effort 

cers from nearby points the first more traffic troubles than it had ex- 
meeting resulted in seekers at the perienced in a whole century 

Cadets of the "Fearless" Session 


During the campaign, in ciubs, took their stand with Christmas 

churches, in women's meetings, in Cheer kettles at strategic downtown 

children's meetings, in Salvation, corners, and prepared to do their 

Holiness and Praise meetings, and part in putting this annual effort on 

in visitation the theme was the behalf of the underprivileged and 

==—==.—;—-=; less-fortunate well over the ton 

Mr. Jack Miner, O.B.E., of bird- The tiniHn ^f k„u„ j 

sanctuary fame. Both were warm hy ^U re of the ^citn^^T 

friends of The Army over a long ' d e s ai cl the lVettln^ Pv,, , ^ 0n " r t ec v e P t " 

period of years. Among the many \ ; n ding very M n u 0t - been 

Salvationists promoted to .Glory was folk' £& nop ^ f b ^°™ ^^ 

^ e . Ut -:9° n ^?l S1Sc i ner 5 ,l Ioe . (R) ' the cauldrons of cheer boiling^ At 

points Cadets provided 

The effort was under the direction 
of the Training College Principal, 
Lieut.-Colonel R. Hoggard, and the 
Training College Staff. 

one of The Army's Missionary 

A happy event was the eightieth 
birthday celebration of General E. 
J. Higgins, retired International 
Leader, who, late in the year, was 
honored at a series of functions in 
Sebring, Fla. 


musical interludes," the echo of 
familiar carols mingling with the 
noise of traffic and crowds 

The whole scene - snow-laden 
streets, the bright-red kettles the 
music and song of the collectors the 
tinkling of the bells-was one very 



Mrs. Lieut.-Colonel Spooner: Wed Jan 10, 
». Lan T sln s; Thurs 11, Toronto 1 
??i a S. 8 i Mrs - Captain Turnbull, Bed- 
ford Park; Mrs. Major Knaap, West 
Toronto; Tues 9: Mrs. Brigadier Wat- 
l^.?u' S9 rth Toronto; Mrs. Major C. 
w™*.' 5 h °1es Avenue; Adjutant E. 
Harris, Rowntree; Mrs. Major Batten, 
loronto Temple; Mrs. Colonel Tyndall, 
Wychwood; Wed 10: Mrs. Major Mun- 
iK,'„„ Brook Avenue; Mrs. Major Sim, 
p=?t B m ven 1 e: Mrs - Major Wiseman, 
rw„, TlM -P n & Mrs - Major Boulton, 
hank-" W ^S d; M 11 s - M£ W° r Ashby, Fair- 
TfSSkr.?^? U i Mrs - Ma J° r Cameron, 
?onr£ rt *f Mrs iMajor Chapman, Dover- 
court ™ rs ' Beadier Keith, Barls- 
dotf 'M« rB T < Ma J or Thompson, Lippin- 
^'ow?' H 6 "*-- 0010 " 6 * Dray, Lisgar 
nia ? LrS lpt ^4 D - Fisher - Momt Din- 
Street- m;„ ^ j ? r P a S e i Parliament 
street, Mrs. Major Moulton, Yorkville 

December 30, 1944 




The Chief Secretary Presides 
Over Toronto Carol-Fest 

THE Toronto Temple was the 
scene of the annual Festival of 
Carols put on by Divisional Head- 
quarters for the Toronto Corps. 
The Chief Secretary, Colonel G. W. 
Peacock, presided, and the Singing 
Companies of the city were feat- 

The meeting was under the direc- 
tion of the Divisional Young Peo- 
ple's Secretary, Major R. Gage, 
working in co-operation with Cap- 
tain E. Parr, Divisional Singing 
Company Leader. The Divisional 
Commander, Lieut. - Colonel R. 
Spooner, introduced the chairman 
and pronounced the Benediction. 

The program comprised some 
half-dozen carols and Christmas 
hymns, as well as several novelty 
items, including a candle-lighting 
ceremony, a serenading portrayal 
and a pantomine. Mrs. Major Gage 
recited a Christmas poem and the 
Danforth Trio sang. Several vibra- 
phone selections and a vocal solo 
added variety to the program. 
Mrs. Lieut. -Colonel Spooner also 
took part in the opening exercises. 


Include Danforth Citadel's 
Energetic Sergeant-Major 

various parts of the world has 
had in its ranks many Soldiers and 
Local Officers, who, over long 
periods, have given notable public 
service to the communities in which 
they live. 

In most instances these comrades 
have been cordially welcomed by 
the local authorities and citizens as 
men and women who, by dispo- 
sition and training, have been well 
fitted for carrying out their muni- 
cipal, civic, provincial or national 
duties, and the fact that they are 
experienced in Salvation Army 
work also gives them special quali- 
fications for public service. 

In Great Britain more than one 
of The Army's Local Officers has 
risen to the high position of first citi- 
zen of the town or city in which 
he resides. Other Salvationists serve 
as Aldermen, Councillors, and in 
ether capacities. 

It will be recalled that in Canada, 
the late Sergeant-Major George 
Dinsdale, O.F., not only served the 
Western city of Brandon as Mayor 
for many years, but also the Pro- 
vince of Manitoba as a highly- 
esteemed member of the Legisla- 
tive Assembly. Quite a number of 
Salvationists serve on welfare or 
service boards or committees. 

In Toronto, energetic Sergeant- 
Major (Alderman) Leslie H, 
Saunders, Danforth Citadel Corps, 
has served with acceptance on the 
Board of Education and later as 
Alderman, in which capacity he 
has frequently taken his place with 
other civic leaders in representing 
the City of Toronto at many of The 
Army's Citizens' Rallies. 

Apart from his aldermanic duties, 
the Sergeant-Major is a tower of 
strength at Danforth Citadel, taking 
his stand indoors and out with 
credit, and also giving assistance to 
the Band, of which he is also a 


Unites for Character-building Council Sessions Led by the Field 
Secretary at Grand Falls and Cornerbrook 

THE friendly town of Grand 
Falls, Nfid., often playing host 
_ to Salvation Army youth dele- 
gations, again opened its doors to 
Officers and young people who as- 
sembled from more than fifteen 
Corps. Some delegates had travelled 
more than a hundred miles by boat 
and train, and altogether nearly 
four hundred participated in the 
special day conducted by the Field 
Secretary and Mrs. Colonel Ham, 
supported by Brigadier and Mrs. 
Acton, Divisional leaders, and Major 
Arthur Moulton, Divisional Young 
People's Secretary. 

Older comrades vacated the 
Citadel so that early on Sunday 
morning many young people were 
climbing the steps leading to the 
place of worship, just as they were, 
throughout the day, to climb the 
steps leading to higher spiritual 

The day's challenging theme was 
the transforming friendship of 
Jesus. As the Colonel spoke in the 
morning session the Holy Spirit 
was graciously present. 

During the day Sister Marion 
Lodge and Sister Frances Sheppard 
read papers. A speakers' contest, in 
which six young men and women 
took part, was won by Corps Cadet 
Wm. Thomasen, Bandsman Gerald 
Lodge being second. The Com- 
missioner's message was read by 
Mrs. Brigadier Acton. 

Messages were given in the three 
sessions by the Colonel and Mrs. 
Ham, Brigadier Acton and Major 
Moulton. These declared the high- 

est standards of Christian living. 

A male quartet, a Young People's 
Council Band (Leader Ron Knight), 
and a Council Chorus, (Leader Ver- 
non Hiscock) greatly assisted 
throughout the day. 

A demonstration of youth activ- 
ity on Monday night was presided 
over by the Field Secretary. Items 
were contributed by the Bishop's 
Falls Life-Saving Guards, Botwood 
Young People, Windsor Corps Cadet 
Brigade, and the Grand Falls Sing- 
ing Company and Young People's 

On Tuesday, Officers met the 
Field Secretary and Mrs. Ham in 
Council. The night session also in- 
cluded Soldiers and Adherents. The 
Grand Falls Band (Bandmaster H. 
Hiscock) contributed a spirited 
march. Messages of the visiting 
leaders were fervent and uplifting. 


Cornerbrook District gathered in 
the Orange Hall for the three 
Council sessions led by the Field 
Secretary and Mrs. Colonel Ham. 

Twelve miles on foot, through 
bog and mud, did not deter the 
small delegation headed by Lieu- 
tenant Otto Tucker, of Trout River. 
One of the young lads came un- 
converted, but returned with Christ 
as his Companion. 

The Divisional Commander, 
Brigadier J. Acton, kept the 
sessions joyous and bright. The 
Commissioner's letter, read by Mrs. 
Acton, was warmly received. 


Colonel G. W. Peacock Honored by Toronto Civic Authorities 

AT a pleasing function in the 
Council Chamber of Toronto's 
City Hall on Monday, December 11, 
Mayor F. J. Conboy handed to the 
Chief Secretary, Colonel G. W. 


Mayor F. J. 
Conboy, on be- 
half of the City 
Fathers at To- 
ronto's City 
Hall, congratu- 
lates the Chief 
Secretary, Col- 
onel G. W. Pea- 
cock, on his 
fifty years' ser- 
vice in The Sal- 
vation Army, 
and also pre- 
sents him with 
a certificate of 

Peacock, an embossed Appreciation 
in recognition of his fifty years' 
association with The Salvation 

Army, and his notable contribution, 
as an individual, to the betterment 
of the city. 

As the Chief Secretary ascended 
the dais to receive the honor, mem- 


Corps Sergeant- 
Major and" Mrs. 
Saunders, ban- 
forth Citadel, 
and their Sal- 
vationist f^jriily 

bers of Council and Board of 
Control, with privileged visitors, 
greeted him with warm applause. 
"We know the Colonel," stated the 
Mayor, "for his good works, and 
we honor the Organization he 
represents as one which has con- 
tributed more than most to the bet- 
terment of our city, and brought 
comfort and encouragement, hope 
and redemption to a large number 
of our people. No one," he sum- 
marized, "will be able to estimate 
what The Salvation Army has done 
in and for the world." 

In his reply, the Chief Secretary 
expressed his sincere gratitude to 
the civic officials for the honor con- 
ferred upon him. He recalled that 
one of the first duties he had to 
perform when starting work at 
Territorial Headquarters, as a mes- 
senger, was to carry a letter from 

Colonel and Mrs. Ham's messages 
throughout the day showed keen 
understanding of youth, its needs 
and problems, and messages were 
also given by the Divisional Com- 
mander and Divisional Young Peo- 
ple's Secretary. 

In the afternoon session papers 
were read by Harold Lundrigan, of 
Cornerbrook, and Sister Ruth Mc- 
Neil, of Humbermouth. Interest 
rose to a high peak when the Colonel 
announced the winners of the pub- 
lic speaking contest: Songster Jean 
Hiscock, first; and Corps Cadet 
Sheila Budgell, second. 

The night session was a hallowed 
season. Mrs. Ham's direct appeal 
assisted in bringing about many 
decisions for Christ. 

A Council Band, mixed quartet, 

Young People's Days 

Dates of Forthcoming 1945 Events 

Commissioner B. Orames 

in command 

Winnipeg Jan. 21 

Calgary Jan. 28 

Vancouver Feb. 4 

Ottawa Mar. 4 

Toronto Mar. 11 

(The Territorial Young People's 
Secretary, Brigadier A. Keith, will 


The Chief Secretary 

in charge 

Hamilton Jan. 28 

Montreal Feb. 4 

Sydney Feb ± 25 

Halifax Mar. 4 

Peterboro Mar. 18 

The Field Secretary 

in command 

Belleville Jan. 21 

London Jan. 28 

Windsor Feb. 4 

Orillia Mar. 13 

The Territorial Y.P. Secretary 

in charge 

Regina Feb. 11 

Saint John Mar. 18 

and Corps Cadet Sheila Budgell 
(vocal solo) provided the musical 
background of the day. 

On Monday night a Youth Dem- 
onstration, of a very high order, 
included items by the neatly-uni- 
formed Singing Company of Corn- 
erbrook, Guards and Bandsmen. 
Items by the Humbermouth young 
people were largely due to the 
energetic leadership of Major and 
Mrs. Hewitt and Adjutant and Mrs. 

Final meetings of the series were 
Officers' Council sessions, and a 
united public meeting on Tuesday 
evening. The messages of the Ter- 
ritorial visitors were soul-stirring. 

the Headquarters to the office of 
the mayor of those days. Since that 
time, in various administrative 
positions, he had discovered how 
closely and happily the Corporation 
and The Salvation Army could work 
together. The Colonel also paid 
tribute to The Salvation Army as 
the Organization which had given 
him such wide opportunity for ser- 
vice, and gave a glowing testimony 
to the power of God in his life. 

Mrs. Peacock was present and 
was cordially greeted by the civic 
authorities as was also a daughter, 
Dorothy, and a son, Sergeant 
Donald, R.C.A.F., who happily ar- 
rived home on leave from Western 
Canada just a few hours before the 



f)romotcb to telorp 

Brother T. Dennis, of Yorkville, 

Toronto, whose promotion to 

Glory_ was reported in a former 

iosue of The? War Cry 

Niagara Falls I, Out. 

The Death Angel a^ain 
visited the Niagara Falls I. 
Out., Corps and look from 
the ranks Sister Mrs. 
Barney. Althtiutfii unable to 
attend the meetings for 
some time, she maintained 
a bright testimony, and just 
before her passing; was 
heard to say that .she was 
ready and willing to go. 

All members of the fam- 
ily, with the exception of a 
married daughter who lives 
near her husband';; air 
force station, were present 
at the funeral service which 

Why not join the 

Sword and Shield 


Saul's Failure 

Tues., Jan. a .1 S.irn. 13:1-9 

Wed.. Jnn. 3 1 Sam. 13:10-16 

Thurs., Jan. 4....1 Sam. 15:1-15 

Frl., Jan. 5 1 Sam. 15:16-35 

Sat., Jan. 6 1 Sam. 31:1-13 

Sun., Jan. 7 2 Sam. 1:17-27 

Mon., Jan. 8 Deut. 8:6-20 

A Revival of Religion 
Particulars rr-srardliipr the Sword 
and Shield Brl gride may be ob- 
tained from your Divisional 
Commander, or direct from 
Territorial Headquarters, 20 
Albert Street, Toronto. 

was conducted by the 
Corps Officers, Majors 
Greatrix and Parsons. 



Whitney Pier. N.S. 

Whitney Pier Corps suf- 
fered a severe loss in the 
sudden promotion to Glory 
of Brother T. W. Falconer. 
Exemplary in his duty to 
God, the Corps, his home 
and at the steel plant where 
he worked for many years, 
he wielded a lasting in- 
fluence for good. He was 
known as a man of prayer, 
and at the funeral service, 
conducted by Major J. S. 
Thorne and Major W. Oak- 
ley, a fellow-workman said. 
"Not only did he pray in 
the meetings and at home, 
but he prayed while at 

At a memorial service a 
number of comrades spoke 
in tribute to one who had 
been faithful in life and 
had died at his post. Men- 
tion also was made of the 
fact that during the last 
moments of her husband's 
life Sister Mrs. Falconer 
•eceived word that her son- 
in-law had been killed on 
the field of battle overseas. 

brother rr ofiiLvn: 

I'arrslmro, N.S. \ 

Krntln.'i- Harry Ogilvie, a | 
valued Soldier of the Parrs - 
hero, N.S.. Oirps, rorintlv 
v.eii! to iiis Eternal Reward 
at the nge of sixty-eight 
years. Hu had been a semi- 
mvalid for about live years, 
."he funeral service was 
cunducteil at the promoted 
comrade's home by the 
Corps Otlicer, Captain Jes- 
sie Ilallyburton, 


Brock Avenue, Toronto 

God has taken to Himself 
a young comrade in tile 
person of Sister Ruth Bar- 
bara D r a y. 
daughter o f 
S e r g' e a n t- 
Major a n d 
Mrs. G. Dray, 
o f Br o e k 
Avenue, To- 
ronto. R u t h 
was in her 
t w e n t i e t h 
year. Although she suf- 
fered a good deal, she was 
known for her sweetness 
and concern for the wel- 
fare of others, and was 
happy to attend the Bible 
Class whenever possible. 

At the. funeral ' service, 
conducted by the Corps 
Officer, Major S. Boulton, 
Sister Mrs. Murray sang, 
Company Guard Mrs. Sit- 
I'ord paid a tribute on be- 
half of the Corps, and Ser- 
geant-Major C. Bray, an 
uncle, spoke for the familv. 
Adjutant C. Everitt, North 
Toronto, provided musical 

At a memorial service, 
held in the Company meet- 

ing, tributes to the proniot- 
rd 'comrade's life were paid 
hv Major Boulton, Young 
People's Sergeant - Major 
Mrs. Brown and Sergeant- 
Major G. Dray. As a result 
of 'this meeting, a number 
of young people yielded 
their lives to Christ, 

Tweed, Ont. 

The Tweed, Out., Corps 
has suffered the loss of one 
of its oldest and most faith- 
ful Soldiers in the pro- 
motion to Glory of Sister 
Mrs. Sinclair at the age of 
i.'ighty-two years. Sister 
Sinclair had lived in Tweed 
for forty-four years. 

Besides her husband, she 
is survived by nine chil- 
dren. The funeral service 
was conducted in the Cita- 
del by the Corps Officers, 
Captain V. Hunt and Lieu- 
tenant E. Willett. 



Nanaimo, B.C. 

The funeral service for 
Sister Mrs. M. J. Gregory, 
of Nanaimo, B.C., was con- 
ducted by Major Donnell. 
Mrs. Donnell assisted with 
the music, and Major Mil- 
ley, Adjutant Honeychurch 
and Captain Jackson also 
took part. 

At the memorial service 
on the following Sunday, 
the Corps Officer, Captain 
I. Jackson, as well as Re- 
tired Bandmaster Taylor, 
who had known Sister 
Gregory for more than 
twenty-six years, paid tri- 
bute to her long and faith- 
ful service to God in The 


Halifax I, N.S. 

The last link between 
pioneer and present days of 
The Salvation Army in 
Halifax, N.S., has been 
severed in the recent pro- 
motion to Glory of Brother 
Joshua Hiltz, of Halifax I 
Corps. This comrade be- 
came a Salvationist under 
Captain Nellie Banks, who 
"opened fire" in Halifax 
almost sixty 
years ago. He 
was one of 
the first Sol- 
diers to be 
enrolled, tak- 
ing his stand 
for God and 
The Army in 
the face of 

Brother Hiltz was an 
active Soldier until his last 
short illness, attending 
open-air and indoor meet- 
ings regularly. Because of 
this, and his cheery smile 
and hearty hand-clasp, he 
will be greatly missed at 
the Corps. 

The funeral service was 
conducted by Major and 
Mrs. Matthews, Corps Offi- 

Brother Harda- 
ker, who was 
to Glory from 
Norwood, Win- 
nipeg, Man., 
some time ago 

cers, assisted by Major 
Lynch and Major Speller, 
formerly in charge. Mrs. 
Major Speller and Rev. 
Gerald Rogers, a neighbor, 
also took part. 

In the memorial service 
Brother Batson and Bro- 
ther Fraser spoke of the 
consistent life and faithful 
service of their promoted 
comrade. Major Carl Hiltz, 
of Earlscourt (Toronto) 
Corps, is a son. 

Thank You! 

We take this opportunity of 
expressing our appreciation of 
your patronage in the past year, 
and promise the very best 
service possible in the coming 
year :: :; ;; » 

Try the Trade — "We can serve you" 

Address all communications to: 


20 Albert Street, ..... Toronto 1, Ont. 

December 30, 1944 


Toronto Temple 

In the midst of a revival 
campaign being conducted 
by Brigadier Mrs. Gr°en 
(R), the grim Reaper visit- 
ed the Temple Corps and 
took away one of its most 
beloved Soldiers, Treasurer 
Joseph Robertson. The call 
came suddenly. He was in 
the meeting the night be- 
fore, went to his work in 
the morning as usual, was 
taken ill and passed on 
without a word. 

The Divisonal Command- 
er, Lieut. - Colonel R. 
Spooner, assisted by the 
Corps Officer, Adjutant L. 
Pindred, conducted the 
funeral service at which 
Secretary B. Dowding 
spoke as the Corps repre- 
sentative. The Divisional 
Commander also conducted 
a memorial service on Sim- 
day night when Band Sec- 
retary Fred Young told of 
his former Young People's 
Sergeant Major's influence 
on him as a junior in the 

Treasurer Robertson 
came to Canada from Scot- 
land over forty years ago, 
and forty years ago he was 
converted at the Toronto 
Temple. He always gave a 
definite and decisive testi- 
mony to God's saving and 
keeping power, and sub- 
scribed whole-heartedly to 
the doctrine of entire Sanc- 
tification. Those who knew 
him intimately marvelled 
at his quiet confidence in 
God, and realized that it 
could only come about be- 
cause of his continual com- 
munion with Him. 

During his years at the 
Temple he held the com- 
missions of Corps Sergeant- 
Major, Young People's Ser- 
geant-Ma j or, Corps Secre- 
tary and, for the past four- 
teen years, Corps Treas- 
urer. Sympathy is extended 
to Sister Mrs. Robertson, 
who also has been a Soldier 
for forty years. 

We Miss You! 

The Salvation Army will 
search for missing persons In 
any part of the globe, befriend 
and, so far as is possible, assist 
anyone in difficulty. 

One dollar should, where pos- 
sible, be sent with enquiry to 
help defray expenses. 

Address all communications to 
the Men's Social Service Seqre- 
tary, 20 Albert Street, Toronto 
1, marking "Enquiry" on the 

LUER, Mrs. Lily— Aged about 
30. Born in Halifax, Yorks., 
Eng. Went to Quebec about 
twenty years ago with mother 
and brother, Tom, from Eng- 
land. Mr. Luer, believed to be 
bank manager in Quebec. Uncle 
in Old Country wishes to con- 
tact. W2840 
M A R L O W, 
, Richard David 
— Nine years of 
j| age; fair hair; 
blue eyes; fair 
a, .*»»w complex ion. 
Bora tn Etobl- 
coke, Ont. Scar 
above one ear. 
Missing from 
home since July 
18. Believed to 
have been in 
H a m i 1 1 o n. 
Mother v e r y 
anxious. M5654 
MOLYNEAUX, A n d r e w 
"Andy."— Last heard of in 1927 
at Deloraine, Man. Aged 27; 
height 5 ft. 6 ins.; fair hair; 
blue eyes; fair complexion. Na- 
tive of Belfast. Ireland. Mother 
and sister anxious. M5430 
MOONEY, Thomas. — Born 
July 31, 1901. Height 5 ft. 7 Ins.; 
auburn hair; blue eyes; fresh 
complexion. Seaman. When 
last heard of was employed by 
Imperial Oil Co. Ltd., on mer- 
chant vessel. Had been ill with 
fever. Sister inquiring-. M5248 
NIXON, Robert James.— 
Age about 44; height 6 ft. 2 
ins.; fair hair; blue eyes; fair 
complexion. Born In Ireland. 
Engineer by trade. Married 
with three children — Shirley, 
Patsy, and Billie. Formerly 
lived in Toronto, but believed 
to have gone to Windsor. Aunt 
in Northern Ireland wishes to 
contact. M6586 

December 30, 1944 



Sister Mrs. Rows, of Niagara 
Falls I, Ont., is not only the 
Corps Cadet Guardian, but far a 
number of years has sold alrjiost 
300 copies of the special Christ- 
mas and Easter issues of The 
War Cry 


Regina Citadel was the 
scene of an interesting 
event when Cub Leader 
and Assistant Brownie 
Leader Evelyn Gaul was 
united in marriage to 
L.A.C. Gordon Garland, 
Bandsman of Wychwood, 
Toronto, but now at No. 6 
Release Centre, Regina, by 
Captain Edgar Halsey, 
Corps Officer. The bride 
was attended by her cousin, 
Sister Anne Redman, and 
Miss Joyce Simmons; the 
groom was supported by 
L.A.C. Fred Watkin, of 
Danforth, Toronto, Corps, 
also at the Release Centre, 
Regina. Songster Mrs. Sim- 
mons also took part. 

At a reception, held in 
the lower Hall and attend- 
ed by a number of com- 
rades, relatives and friends, 
the happy couple received 
congratulatory messages 
and the felicitations of all 
present. Mrs. Major Dum- 
erton and Mrs. Captain 
Halsey contributed musical 
numbers; Bandmaster Hab- 
kirk asked God's blessing 
on the union. 

Captain P. Burton, Lieu- 
tenant E. Nunn and Lu- 
nenburg, N.S., comrades 
were happy to have Cap- 
tain G. Heffernan, of Stel- 
larton, N.S., as a week-end 
"special." The Captain, 
having been in charge of 


During the week-end of 
December 3, West Toronto 
Corps (Major and Mrs. 
Godden) was visited by a 
representative group of 
Retired Officers who took 
part in the three meetings 

In the morning meeting 
Commandant Burry (R) 
gave a forceful testimony, 
and the address was given 
by Mrs. Lieut. - Colonel 
Moore (R), on "Thy King- 
dom Come." The Songsters 
sang very effectively "All 
my days." 

The afternoon meeting 
was piloted by the late 
Brigadier Owen (R), who 
led the day's meetings. Col- 
onel McAmmond (R) re- 
ferred to a trophy of 
Grace, and Colonel Miller 
(R) spoke on Bermuda so 
realistically that one could 
almost see the roses and 

The evening meeting was 
led by Brigadier Owen and 
the address was given by 
Major Squarebriggs (R). 
In the prayer meeting a 
man gave up his cigarettes 
at the Penitent-Form, and 
in the wind-up a poem 
written by Corps Sergeant- 
Major Muir was read. 

During the evening the 
Band and Songsters gave 
good service. 


On a recent Sunday at 
the Strathroy, Ont., Corps 
(Captain G. Smith, Lieu- 
tenant M. Lockwood) Cap- 
tain E. McElhiney was in 
charge of the meetings 
held in connection with the 
re-opening of the newly- 
renovated Hall. 

The Captain's messages 
were inspiring and her 
solos helpful. Assisting the 
Captain was a Musical 
Party from Hamilton III 
Corps. These comrades 
brought cheer to the in- 
mates of the County Homes 
and the hospital. 

the Corps at one time, was 
greeted by many old 
friends who enjoyed her 



The Divisional Com- 
mander and Mrs. Lieut. - 
Colonel L. Ursaki were the 
speakers at the forty-ninth 
anniversary of the opening 
of the Corps in Glace Bay, 
N.S. The celebrations began 
on Friday night with an 
illustrated lecture of special 
interest to young people. 

On Saturday afternoon 
there was a Home League 
Sale of Work and a supper, 
with a talk by Mrs. Ursaki. 
At night the visitors were 
publicly presented by the 
Corps Officer, Major W. 
Hillier, and a Praise meet- 
ing followed. In the Sunday 
morning Holiness meeting 
the Divisional Commander 
painted a picture of the 
desirability of Christian 
perfection and consistent 
living, and Bandmaster S. 
Ferneyhough and Secre- 
tary F. Ferneyhough sang. 

In the afternoon a large 
gathering of young people 
listened to talks by the 
visitors, and by Sister Mrs. 
S. Payne and Major Hillier, 
the last two speakers tell- 
ing of the early days of The 
Army in Glace Bay. At 

seven o'clock there was an 
outdoor meeting of witness 
led by Sergeant-Major A. 
Dejeet, and later, in the 
Citadel, Brothers MacPher- 
son and Cameron spoke of 
pioneering days in Cape 
Britain and Glace Bay. 
A thanksgiving Altar serv- 
ice was held. 

On this occasion Mrs. 
Hillier read the names of 
Officers who had been sta- 
tioned at the Corps since 
its opening, and Sergeant- 
Major Dejeet read con- 
gratulatory messages from 
the Territorial Commander, 
Chief Secretary, Field Sec- 
retary and others. The 
Divisional Commander gave 
an earnest Salvation mes- 
sage and one young woman 
gave herself to Christ. 

The Band rendered vali- 
ant service in these and the 
the special series of meet- 
ings which were continued 
during the succeeding week 
under the leadership of 
Captain E. Crowell, Lieu- 
tenant M. Chubbs, Captain 
and Mrs. F. Wren, Major 
and Mrs. J. Thorne and 
Major and Mrs. E. Harris. 


Treasurer R. Winchester, 
of Br'mdley Street, Saint 
John, N.B., is presented 
with a Long Service 
Badge by Adjutant G. 
Cuthbert, Corps Officer, 
on the completion of 
thirty-five years' service 
as a Local Offcer in the 

(Left) Four generations 
in the Windsor I Corps; 
Retired Sergeant - Major 
A. G. Smith, W.O. 1 Bert 
Smith (in charge of 1st 
Essex Scottish Band, 
Camp Borden). Ban-ds- 
man Donald Smith, and 
son, Donald. Bandsman 
Gib. Williams is the 
baby's maternal grand- 

1 "BLITZ* 

The West Toronto Corps 
was the scene of a recent 
spiritual "blitz" put on by 
the Cadets of the Fearless" 
Session under the leader- 
ship of the Training Col- 
lege Principal and Mrs. 
Lieut-Colonel R. Hoggard 
and members of the staff. 

On Saturday night two 
open-air meetings by the 
Cadets and one by the local 
comrades aroused consider- 
able interest in the district. 
Indoors, two Cadets por- 
trayed the character of 
Paul before and after his 
experience on the Damascas 
Road. The singing of choice 
choruses and the Cadets' 
frankness in testifying to 
the change that had taken 
place in their lives made a 
profound impression. 

Again on Sunday morn- 
ing the neighborhood was 
stirred by the music and 
messages of the Cadets and 
Soldiers, and the Hall was 
filled for the Holiness meet- 
ing in which Mrs. Hoggard 
and Major F. Moulton took 
part and Lieut.-Colonel 
Hoggard gave the main 

In the afternoon the 
Cadets gave a presentation 
in which were set forth the 
evils of drunkenness and 
child - delinquency. As a 
finale there was a spec- 
tacular exercise in which 
the flags and music of 
allied nations were feat- 

Another great meeting at 
night saw fifteen or more 
persons kneeling at the 
Penitent-Form. On Monday 
night, in a meeting con- 
ducted by the Principal on 
the theme of "Life More 
Abundant," the converts of 
the previous day were en- 
couraged to speak of their 

During this series of 
meetings the visitors were 
supported by the Corps 
Officers, Maior and Mrs. C. 
Godden, and the Band and 
Songster Brigade. 

Newfoundland News 

Field Secretary and Mrs. Ham Are Island Visitors 

Meetings and various 
Council sessions, conducted 
by the Field Secretary and 
Mrs. Colonel Ham in the 
Cornerbrook District, were 
marked by the same spirit 
and enthusiasm character- 
izing the meetings in vari- 
ous other centres. 

They were accompanied 
by Brigadier and Mrs. Ac- 
ton and Major A. Moulton. 
The first meetings were 
held at Deer Lake (Major 
and Mrs. Woodland). It is 
in this community that an 
electric plant exists which 
harnesses and controls the 
power for the great Bowa- 
ter Paper Mills at Corner- 
brook which turns out 
seven hundred and fifty 
tons of paper a day. 

The Home League Rally 
was well attended. Mrs. 
Major Woodland welcomed 
the visitors and the Divis- 
ional Home League Secre- 
tary presented Mrs. Colonel 
Ham. The message regard- 
ing this important branch 

of work was informative 

and instructive. 

A large congregation 
welcomed the visitors at 
night. Choruses introduced 

by the Colonel, aided by 

Bandmaster Roy Saunders 

(District Bandmaster) at 

the organ and Major 

Moulton's concertina were 

readily taken up and 

sung with great spirit. 

The Singing Company, 

making its first appear- 
ance, sang a Salvation 

message. The Band (Band- 
master Cole) rendered a 

hymn-tune, followed by 

messages from both the 

Colonel and Mrs. Ham. The 

Army's day school was 

visited and a worthwhile 

time spent with pupils and 

Humbermouth (Adjutant 

and Mrs. H. Legge) was the 

next place scheduled to be 

visited. The opening was 
conducted by Mrs. Briga- 
dier Acton who, in turn, in- 
troduced Mrs. Colonel Ham 
to a large number of wo- 
men from various Corps. 
An instructive paper, "Why 
every Corps should have a 
Home League," was read 
by Mrs. Adjutant Legge. 
Mrs. Major Hewitt, wife of 
the District Officer, read 
the Scripture lesson. The 
various groups sang special 
choruses. Colonel Ham, 
Brigadier Acton and Major 
Moulton also took part. 

The Cornerbrook and 
Humbermouth comrades 
united at night for a gTeat 
Salvation meeting, follow- 
ing a supper served to the 
Home League delegates. 
Messages by the Divi- 
sional Commander and by 
Mrs. Colonel Ham cen- 
tred all minds on the im- 
portant facts of eternity. 
The vocal duet by Band- 
master Saunders and Major 
Moulton, "Meet my need, 
Lord," aided in making the 
Colonel's message one of 
importance to the Chris- 
tians present. 

On a recent Sunday, 
Adjutant and Mrs. D. Sharp 
and Chatham, Ont., Sol- 
diers welcomed the Divi- 
sional Commander, Lieut.- 
Colonel R. Riches, for a 
day's meetings. Long to be 
remembered was the Com- 
pany meeting in which 
eighteen young folk came 
to Christ and afterwards 
testified to their convic- 
tion that a definite work of 
Grace had been done in 
their hearts. 

On Corps Cadet Sunday 
the members of the Brigade 
were in charge of the meet- 
ings and two persons knelt 
at the Altar. 



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A Precious Frici 

Tune: "Vicar of Bray" 

I'VE found a Friend— a precious Friendl 
Who loves me every moment, 
And will continue to the end 

To guide, protect, and comfort. 
The binding ties are now so strong 

No power on earth could sever, 
And from my heart goes forth a song 
That shall be sung forever. 

This Friend of mine came from afar; 

He left His Home in Glory 
Where all is peace — and angels are, 

To tenderly watch o'er me. 
Now as He holds my hand in His, 

There is such Joy in knowing 
So good and kind a Friend as this; 

My heart is set aglowing! 

My Friend provides for every need, 

And strength for daily service; 
His power is wonderful, indeed — 

Far greater than all else is: 
The gleams from Heaven are growing 

And while we're drawing nearer 
To that fair City— 'most in sight, 

My Friend becomes the dearer! 

I'm n |a d I found a Friend like this, 
From Whom no power can sever, 

For He is mine and I am His — 
My very own — forever! 

Albert li. Elliott. 



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(No. 634 in The Salvation Army 
Song Book) 

Am I a Soldier of the Cross, 
A follower of the Lamb, 

And shall I fear to own His 
Or blush to speak His name? 

Must I be carried to the skies 
On flowery beds of ease, 

While others fight to win the 
And sail through stormy seas? 

count of what happened: 

"I sat just behind the orchestra, 
in the morning meeting, watching 
and listening; taking in all that 
eyes and ears could seize upon. Mr. 
Booth began to give out a hymn in 
an arresting voice, 'Am I a Soldier 
of the Cross?' He stopped and re- 

Ttitq ,M«ra. n „, v,t,™„ marked, 'This is not a bad hymn. I 

^T^-iewSSs^d sffi^ . made it? But why 

first published in the author's e Say ' 

"Sermons," 1721-1724, and intended 
to accompany a sermon on 1 
Corinthians 16:13. 

This song played a most import- 
ant part in the life of Commissioner 
John Lawley, for it focused his 
will so as to lead him to the de- 
cision to become an Officer, says 

I am a soldier of the Cross, 
A follower of the Lamb, 
I will not fear to own His 
Nor blush to spenk His 
"So he went on making altera- 

f 77. i n i — i — on r """■". =«»>» <3u ne went on maicing aitera- 

Utut.-Lolonel Slater Somewhere tions into a positive note till he 

about 1876, before the Christian reached the last verse, then more 

™» ch , an S.ed its name to that comment: 'Sure I must fight if 

of The Salvation Army, and when Christ would reign.' Why didn't he 

ir «nte h WSS * al i ed the Super " say ' ' Sure 1 wiU fi g ht - and Ch ™t 

to rd to PPlArnT^hpTi t0 ^ rad_ S ^ 1 reign? ' My S ° Ul S ° 3 2 rCed With 

{ -v nf th?M- e ' • St ann ' ver " thls straight-out way of declaring 

tnk V &J„ m ^T S work * er e. holy things, that I shouted, 'Amen!' 

hr- w» B rv. der • - 6 comr " and of (Elsewhere Lawley has written 

Tohn ™l,vT' SS10 ^ r ^ cwdle ' ' And l could shout in those lays') 

LETTERS TO THE HOME-FOLK FROM THE FRONT L I NES.-Members of an T the PwO C^n^f iS' S t °at £' Stt:!^ SMeP - 

t«feS^ William Booth's meetings Pr ?f n pul- safd 1 Thop e \o U 'll P mak e ra as n loo g d aZ l 

io at left Jan s Theatre, Read his own ac- fighter as you are a shouter!' , . , 

entertaining party, visaing scrvmem 
of R«d Shield facilities to write their letters. Supe. 

seen stand Ino at left